Tag: land dispossession

‘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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South Africa’s Mining Boom: Double Dispossession for the Rural Poor

Dispossession is once again sweeping KwaZulu-Natal. As always in South Africa, it is the poorest of the poor who bear the brunt. As always they are black and mainly rural. The dispossessor this time is not the colonial or apartheid government. It is the Ingonyama Trust Board, acting in the name of King Goodwill Zwelithini. …

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