29 Apr 2019
by Peter Delius
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 […]
01 Mar 2019
by Aninka Claassens
Mineral resources minister Gwede Mantashe wants to ask unemployed people from surrounding villages whether mining should go ahead.
21 Feb 2019
by Ramabina Mahapa
It is not just the government that has failed. Mining companies have usurped land belonging to rural communities without due regard for their property rights.
15 Jan 2019
by Andrew Bennie
Through farming, many Amadiba coastal residents are not just surviving, but flourishing. Together with greater potential for integration with ecological integrity, this is the kind of work that should be supported in a climate change world. But the Amadiba are […]
10 Dec 2018
by Dr. Aninka Claassens
The response by Minerals Minister Gwede Mantashe to two recent judgments about mining and the land rights of people living in the former homelands has been instructive.