By Zama Ngcoya Melmoth residents fear their livelihoods may be threatened by iron ore mining which is expected to take place there.
May 03 2023
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May 03 2023
Inkosi Mzimela is still the Ingonyama Trust chair despite Buthelezi’s announcement of his withdrawal
By Willem Phungula Despite Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi’s announcement of Inkosi Thanduyise Mzimela’s withdrawal as the new chairperson of the Ingonyama Trust Board on Friday, Mzimela is still in charge.
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Sep 05 2022
By Chris Makhaye Induna Meshack Mbuyazi was gunned down in December 2019 in the Richards Bay area. Inkosi Zibuse Mlaba, who was Cato Ridge’s interim chief and a founding member of Contralesa, was shot several times while opening his shop in October 2021. These are just two of a number of cases of amakhosi and izindunas …
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Apr 05 2022
By Tony Carnie A group of more than 200 people, many carrying pangas and bush-clearing knives, have threatened to occupy and clear new farming land in a globally unique forest in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal. The park is a World Heritage Site.
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Jun 23 2021
By Shannon Herd-Hoare and Ramabina Mahapa If mining comes to Makhasaneni in rural KwaZulu-Natal, will the community be compensated fairly — and how? The market value of land or immovables such as homesteads is the usual determinant. But excluding the cultural aspects of dependence on land helps explain why so few communities have been left …
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