By Sienne Molepo All over southern Africa, new urban-to-rural migration and settlement trends are emerging. Far from being abandoned, rural areas are in high demand. This exacerbates the precarity of home and life for those who still live in rural areas, especially on customary land.
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Sep 12 2022
PRESS STATEMENT: Parliament ignores rural voices and passes Traditional Courts Bill without opt-out clause
By Various We demand that President Ramaphosa not sign the current version of the Bill into law. On 8 September 2022, the National Assembly (NA) passed the amended Traditional Courts Bill [B1D-2017] (TCB) in a plenary session.
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Aug 24 2022
‘It is our land’ – rural residents reject violent dispossession and call for society-wide solidarity
By Nolundi Luwaya, Constance Mogale, Ruth Hall, Dineo Skosana, Wilmien Wicomb, Zenande Booi, Tshepo Fokane, Nokwanda Sihlali and Sienne Molepo Citizens of rural communities across the country who are fighting for their land rights are outraged at the government’s treatment of them, likening it to apartheid and colonialism.
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Aug 23 2022
By Naledi Sikhakhane A land conference has been told how a mining company removed people from their land without consultation — to a place where there is continual blasting, which causes serious health problems.
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Jun 28 2022
By Ed Stoddard Apartheid may be over, but the Bantustans live on — and the ANC is milking this for all it’s worth. Ed Stoddard reviews ‘Land, Law and Chiefs in Rural South Africa: Contested Histories and Current Struggles’, a stimulating collection of 12 essays.
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