Tag: tenure security

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’s consent was required after recognising them as the lawful occupiers of their land. Louise du Plessis discusses the …

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SAVE THE DATE: Land Conference 2022

The Failed Promise of Tenure Security. Customary Land Rights and Dispossession. Hosted by Legal Resources Centre, LARC at University of Cape Town, PLAAS at University of Western Cape and SWOP and Wits. 23-25 February 2022. Register at https://bit.ly/LAND22

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Land rights holders square up to Ingonyama Trust

The connection between 5.2 million South Africans and security of tenure to their lands and homes is the burning issue in a landmark case coming to court.

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