Tag: land rights

PRESS STATEMENT: Parliament ignores rural voices and passes Traditional Courts Bill without opt-out clause

By Various We demand that President Ramaphosa not sign the current version of the Bill into law. On 8 September 2022, the National Assembly (NA) passed the amended Traditional Courts Bill [B1D-2017] (TCB) in a plenary session.

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PRESS RELEASE: The Failed Promise of Tenure Security: Customary Land Rights and Dispossession Land Conference 2022

19 August 2022 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. That was just one of the key points that came out from the land conference titled The Failed Promise of Tenure Security: Customary …

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Communal Land Rights Bill ignores community views, conference told

By Zukiswa Pikoli The community’s rights contained in the current format of the Communal Land Rights Bill would always be subservient to the power of traditional leaders, a conference on land rights has heard.

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Activist tells of health issues and assault after removal from land by mining company

By Naledi Sikhakhane A land conference has been told how a mining company removed people from their land without consultation — to a place where there is continual blasting, which causes serious health problems.

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News Alert: Ingonyama Trust Board Judgment going to SCA

By LARC In June 2021, the Pietermaritzburg High Court found that the Ingonyama Trust had acted unlawfully in issuing leases to rural citizens who are already the ‘true and beneficial owners of the land’ in terms of Zulu customary law and the Ingonyama Trust Act.

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