15 Jul 2015
by Siyabulela Manona
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Proposed communal land policy could replay 1913

  The  government has tried and serially failed in the 21 years since democracy dawned to resolve questions around the authority of traditional leaders in South Africa’s rural areas and, aligned to that, the forms of land ownership that should […]

10 Jul 2015
by Thiyane Duda
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Traditional leaders use archaic laws to cling to the land

MAYIBUYE iAfrika! This was a rallying cry that defined the struggle against colonialism and apartheid. This slogan refers, among other things, to the land which was taken away from Africans by colonists. But this dream has not been realised under […]

14 May 2015
by Leo Boonzaier
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Preview: CPA case in the Constitutional Court 28 May*

Name of case: Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela Tribal Community Property Association v Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela Tribal Authority and Another CCT 231/14 Date of hearing: Thursday, 28 May 2015 Issue: Whether the applicant is duly registered under the Community Property Association Act Background: This is a sad […]

10 Apr 2015
by Custom Contested
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RWAR on Morning Live’s Discussion on Land

On 16 March 2015, Dr Aninka Claassens of the Rural Women’s Action Research Programme, ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe, CEO of AgriSA Hans Van der Merwe and Dr Mandla Buthelezi of African Farmer Association of South Africa were Morning Live’s to discuss the issue of […]

05 Mar 2015
by Richard Pithouse
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Dikgang Moseneke: Constitution allows for land expropriation*

At a public discussion on the land question in Johannesburg on Friday, February 27, Dikgang Moseneke, the Deputy Chief Judge of the Constitutional Court, began his remarks with a well-known quote from Frantz Fanon: “For a colonized people the most […]