Tag: customary land rights

Victory for Princess Wezizwe Sigcau as appointment of AmaMpondo King Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Sigcau set aside

By Drum Team For years, her family has been opposing the government’s decision to strip the Western AmaMpondos’ claim to the throne.

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PRESS STATEMENT: Parliament ignores rural voices and passes Traditional Courts Bill without opt-out clause

By Various We demand that President Ramaphosa not sign the current version of the Bill into law. On 8 September 2022, the National Assembly (NA) passed the amended Traditional Courts Bill [B1D-2017] (TCB) in a plenary session.

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Mining and land rights in South Africa: how has the Maledu judgement empowered rural communities?

By Louise du Plessis In South Africa, traditional leaders had the unilateral power to enter into mining agreements without consulting or obtaining the consent of affected communities. But in 2018, a landmark judgement ruled that a community’s consent was required after recognising them as the lawful occupiers of their land. Louise du Plessis discusses the …

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In the news: Residential leases concluded by the Ingonyama Trust are unlawful and unconstitutional

By Various A collection of news articles and video clips relating to the recent Ingonyama Trust Board court ruling.

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What landmark Kwazulu-Natal court ruling means for land reform in South Africa

By Ben Cousins In a landmark judgment a South African high court has declared that people living on customary land in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, notionally held in trust by the Ingonyama (king) of the Zulu people, are the “true and beneficial owners” of that land.

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