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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‚Äôs consent was required after recognising them as the lawful occupiers of their land. Louise du Plessis discusses the …

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