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Land reform in South Africa: 5 myths about farming debunked

By Johann Kirsten and Wandile Sihlobo South Africa’s land reform policy remains highly contested. But, in our view, a number of persistent myths about farmland statistics and the structure of commercial agriculture skew debates. This makes it difficult to reach some common understanding about the realities of land and agriculture in the country.

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South Africa has a new traditional courts bill. But it doesn’t protect indigenous practices

By Anthony Diala After 14 years of highly controversial amendments, South Africa’s parliament has finally approved the Traditional Courts Bill. The Bill now awaits the signature of the President to become law.

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Fight for AmaMpondo throne heats up as dethroned King’s faction announces appeal of SCA ruling

By Sihle Mavuso Durban – The fight for the AmaMpondo kingdom throne in the Eastern Cape is far from over after the acting regent, Queen Nobandla Sigcau, announced they are heading to the Constitutional Court to set aside the Supreme Court of Appeal ruling that dethroned King Zanozuko Sigcau posthumously.

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Fear, loathing and extortion on the eastern limb of South Africa’s platinum belt

By Ed Stoddard A withering state, monstrous potholes, audacious gangsters, hijacked dump trucks, proliferating “business forums” and traditional councils reduced to unseemly beggar status – these are among the elements mining companies have to contend with on the eastern limb of South Africa’s platinum belt, straddling Limpopo and Mpumalanga. Labour tensions have cooled in the decade …

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