17 Mar 2020
by Aninka Claassens and Nokwanda Sihlali
The grindingly slow pace of land reform is feeding one of the fires gathering intensity in our social fabric. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni acknowledged the lag in his 2020 Budget speech, promising an additional R500-million to settle outstanding claims.
11 Nov 2019
by Aninka Claassens
The two bills default to the colonial and apartheid denial of the property rights of people who have inherited their homes and land over generations.
12 Sep 2018
The Alliance for Rural Democracy (ARD) convened a gathering of activists across the rural and urban sectors in Cape Town on Sunday and Monday, 9 and 10 September 2018. The workshop was followed by a march to the National Assembly.
11 Jul 2018
by Mondli Makhanya
Watching the scenes at the land hearings over the past two weeks has been to witness cynical cruelty at its worst.
21 Aug 2015
by Centre for Law and Society
On the 20th of August 2015 the Constitutional Court issued a resounding and unanimous judgment in support of democratic control of land in traditional areas. Finding in favour of the Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela Communal Property Association, the Court set aside a 2014 […]
09 Mar 2015
by Custom Contested
President Jacob Zuma gave his annual address to the National House of Traditional Leaders on Thursday (March 5, 2014). Deviating from his prepared notes, the President repeated problematic statements he has made before regarding land restitution. Traditional leaders were again strongly […]