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Mining and land rights in South Africa: how has the Maledu judgement empowered rural communities?

By Louise du Plessis In South Africa, traditional leaders had the unilateral power to enter into mining agreements without consulting or obtaining the consent of affected communities. But in 2018, a landmark judgement ruled that a community‚Äôs consent was required after recognising them as the lawful occupiers of their land. Louise du Plessis discusses the …

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TCB contradicts the democracy that rural people fought for

With the Traditional Courts Bill (TCB) again being discussed in parliament, it is important to remember what it took for people from rural areas to raise their voices at the provincial public hearings on the bill that were held in 2012. Living in democratic South Africa means exercising the hard-won right to voice your position …

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