By LARC In late August 2022, LARC, ARD, PLAAS, LRC and SWOP hosted a three-day hybrid conference across three provinces in South Africa and multiple countries online.
Jun 07 2023
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Aug 24 2022
‘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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Jun 28 2022
By Ed Stoddard Apartheid may be over, but the Bantustans live on — and the ANC is milking this for all it’s worth. Ed Stoddard reviews ‘Land, Law and Chiefs in Rural South Africa: Contested Histories and Current Struggles’, a stimulating collection of 12 essays.
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Apr 09 2020
As the Covid-19 lockdown came into force, amendments to the Mineral Resources Development Act were quietly pushed through, which effectively strip mining-affected communities of key rights.
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Apr 09 2020
When Vasco da Gama anchored off the mouth of the Limpopo River in 1498, he named it Espiritu Santo. Around 520 years later, a Chinese businessman wanted by Interpol would do a deal with the South African government to build an 8,000ha Special Economic Zone on the river’s southern bank. The dealmakers would keep many …
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