21 Nov 2019
by Bongani Hans

Casac unhappy about postponement of Ingonyama

The postponement of the KwaZulu-Natal rural land case against Ingonyama Trust Board will prolong the vulnerability of residents who are forced to pay rent under a lease agreement, said Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (Casac).

20 Nov 2019
by Tony Carnie

Eleventh-hour delay in Ingonyama Trust court case involving King Goodwill Zwelithini

Zulu royal land trust is accused of ‘extorting’ millions from rural residents. A politically charged court case involving millions of rands in rent paid to a trust headed by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has been postponed at the last moment.

18 Nov 2019
by Ruth Hopkins

How communities are defying the Ingonyama Trust’s land grab

Ahead of SA’s watershed 1994 election, 3-million hectares of KwaZulu land were transferred into the Ingonyama Trust, under the Zulu king. On November 22, the high court in Pietermaritzburg will hear residents who claim they have been unlawfully forced to […]

29 Apr 2019
by Peter Delius

Why the ANC is bent on conferring colonial and apartheid-era rights on rural chiefs

Several bills before Parliament will entrench the colonial and apartheid-era powers given to often-illegitimate traditional leaders to exert absolute sway over their ‘subjects’. This includes control over land distribution and mining rights. It is the mining rights, in particular, that […]