Tag: customary land

A new rural land grab as urban elites build homes on customary farming areas

By Sienne Molepo All over southern Africa, new urban-to-rural migration and settlement trends are emerging. Far from being abandoned, rural areas are in high demand. This exacerbates the precarity of home and life for those who still live in rural areas, especially on customary land.

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WATCH: Book launch: Land, Law and Chiefs in rural SA

Who controls the land and minerals in the former Bantustans of South Africa – chiefs, the state or landholders? Disputes are taking place around the ownership of resources, decisions about their exploitation and who should benefit.

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VIDEO NEWS: Another assassination of anti-mining activist

By LARC On Thursday the 22nd October Fikile Ntshangase was shot dead in her home. She was a grandmother and opposed the expansion of a coal mine that had robbed many community members of their graves, livelihoods and deep connections to their ancestors and rural identity.  In this video the lawyers involved and other commentators …

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South African community wins right to access mining application. But who will win the war?

By Tracy-Lynn Field, University of the Witwatersrand South Africa’s east and west coastlines have some of the world’s richest, unexploited, naturally occurring heavy mineral sands.

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Air pollution in the midst of COVID-19

By Velile Khoza Here in Mfidikoe village, Rustenburg we see communities suffer the consequences of air pollution from tailing dams.

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