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Book review: Apartheid’s pernicious legacy lives on in the former homelands

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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Xolobeni community being coerced into giving up land rights

Mineral resources minister Gwede Mantashe wants to ask unemployed people from surrounding villages whether mining should go ahead.

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Stealing the Crust: How the Bakgatla Ba Kgafela were robbed of their inheritance

No one has yet been able to put a precise figure on the amount of money the Bakgatla Ba Kgafela community of the North West Platinum Belt should have earned from mining on their land. Certainly, though, it is billions.

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Newspaper accuses Ivanhoe of dirty tricks in Limpopo

A Canadian newspaper has accused that country’s Ivanhoe mining company of buying off traditional leaders and of cheating villagers to get its massive Platreef Project underway in South Africa’s Limpopo province. The report in the Toronto-based Globe and Mail says officials including one from Ivanhoe Mines Ltd paid 82-year-old Raesetsa Makgabo R5 250 in compensation for …

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Feud between Pilane and Kgafela exposes chinks in the Bakgatla administration

The protracted and bitter battle between the leaders of the Bakgatla baKgafela, based in South Africa and Botswana, has everything to do with the riches of the “tribe”* and little to do with genuine concern for the plight of their subjects, who continue to wallow in poverty. Not so long ago Kgosi Kgolo Kgafela Kgafela …

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