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Looting of land rights continues as Parliament signs two controversial bills

Two bills recently rammed through Parliament will benefit traditional and political leaders, not the poorest and most vulnerable in the country.

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Owners made tenants by the Ingonyama Trust

King Goodwill Zwelithini’s Ingonyama Trust returns just 11 to 16 cents of every R100 it collects in rentals to his luckless tenants for the development and administration of the land they once called their own. He keeps the rest for himself.

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The Ingonyama Trust: Land and Power in the former homelands

The message from the Ingonyama Trust is loud and clear – “hands off” to anyone who assumes they have a mandate to investigate what is happening to people’s land rights, or how the Trust spends its money.

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NCOP extends deadline for comment on traditional councils Bill

The National Council of Provinces has extended until 27 October the deadline for comments on an amendment Bill of vital interest to rural communities that are subject to traditional leaders and the councils they dominate. (Call for comment)

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There is nothing “pioneering” about Pilane’s development model

The Business Day article “Where all the roads lead, a new city was born” (Nov 27) extols traditional leader Nyalala Pilane’s “pioneering” rural development model. But it is silent on the community’s resistance to unilateral and unaccountable leadership that underpins this model. This model is premised on opaque deals insulated from the oversight provisions in …

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