Tag: Land Claims

‘It is our land’ – rural residents reject violent dispossession and call for society-wide solidarity

By Nolundi Luwaya, Constance Mogale, Ruth Hall, Dineo Skosana, Wilmien Wicomb, Zenande Booi, Tshepo Fokane, Nokwanda Sihlali and Sienne Molepo Citizens of rural communities across the country who are fighting for their land rights are outraged at the government’s treatment of them, likening it to apartheid and colonialism.

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Apology for comments made on Power FM on 14 May 2021

By LARC, 7 June 2021 On 14 May 2021, LARC researcher, Nokwanda Sihlali, participated in a radio discussion with Chief Land Claims Commissioner (CLCC), Nomfundo Ntloko-Gobodo on Power FM.

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Courts thwart king’s attempt to control land

Tania Broughton Instead R1 billion worth of restituted land will be held by community property associations, which is what its claimants want.

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Special Assignment | Land Claims: 21 April 2020 (Video)

A recent episode of Special Assignment tracks developments in two communities whose restitution claims and dreams have been thwarted by government ineptitude.

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Land restitution: Falling back on old elites and entrenching corruption

The grindingly slow pace of land reform is feeding one of the fires gathering intensity in our social fabric. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni acknowledged the lag in his 2020 Budget speech, promising an additional R500-million to settle outstanding claims.

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