26 Nov 2019
by Kevin Bloom
With the rights of almost 10% of the SA population at stake and a landmass close to a third of the size of KwaZulu-Natal under review, the case that was meant to be heard in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on […]
21 Nov 2019
by Bongani Hans
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
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.
20 Nov 2019
by The Citizen
The Ingonyama Trust, which is headed by King Goodwill Zwelithini, is accused of ‘extorting’ rent from rural communities in KwaZulu-Natal.
18 Nov 2019
by Ruth Hopkins
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 […]
01 Nov 2019
by Wilmien Wicomb
After two years of investigations of the flow of billions of rands into and out of the Bakgatla ba Kgafela community, the work of the Baloyi Commission of Inquiry may come to nothing. Since the report of the Commission was […]
15 Oct 2019
by Sasha Wales-Smith
The findings of the Baloyi commission of inquiry into the affairs of the platinum-rich but impoverished Bakgatla Ba-Kgafela community in North West are being challenged even as the premier of the North West is reported to be appointing an administrator […]
03 Oct 2019
by Aninka Claassens
There has been a series of damning court judgments in the past 12 months exposing the government’s systematic failure to uphold the constitutionally protected land rights of the poor and vulnerable.
30 Jun 2019
by Sam Sole
A voice from the grave accuses Sandile Nogxina, a former director-general and now advisor to the mining minister, of betraying a community.
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 […]