31 May 2019
On 5 June, 2019, women and men alike, in their hundreds, will march to the Union Buildings to assert their rejection of policies which seek to revive apartheid and colonial Bantustan laws governing citizenship, land, and the property rights of […]
25 Mar 2019
by Aninka Claassens
Two bills recently rammed through Parliament will benefit traditional and political leaders, not the poorest and most vulnerable in the country.
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.
12 Dec 2018
by Monica de Souza Louw
The recognition of traditional communities in the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill comes with baggage. The “traditional communities” recognised in the TKLB are those previously called “tribes” under colonialism and apartheid. Tribal authorities were established for them in terms of […]
29 Oct 2018
The debate about Expropriation without Compensation ignores threats to the property rights of the rural poor contained in bills before Parliament.
13 Sep 2018
by Nyasha Karimakwenda and Ayesha Motala
Perhaps we should have seen this coming. Based on the antagonistic tone of the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services during public hearings held in March this year, the newest version of the Traditional Courts Bill (TCB) was likely […]
11 Jun 2018
by Zenande Booi
While the nation debates the amendment of the Constitution to provide explicitly for expropriation without compensation, the Constitutional Court is preparing to rule on the rights of poor black communities in mineral-rich former homelands who are routinely dispossessed without consultation, […]