11 Dec 2019
by Richard Raber
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Traditional Khoi-San Leadership Act Underpinned By Idea That Rural People Cannot Think

Last week South African President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the Traditional Khoi-San Leadership Act. Some have called it controversial, others colonial or corrupting. And indeed, it is all of those things. But it also signals the utter contempt the government has for rural people.

11 Dec 2019
by Zukiswa Pikoli
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Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act ‘brings back apartheid Bantustans’, say activists

In a recent article in Maverick Citizen, we explained that the Traditional and Khoi-san Leadership Act was likely to rob millions of rural people, women in particular, of their rights. Maverick Citizen sought the views of rural land activists from […]

29 Jan 2019
by Dr. Aninka Claassens
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The Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act has lapsed in Parliament – what this means for Makhasaneni and other communities

Late last year the Ingonyama Trust intervened in a land restitution claim in Melmoth KwaZulu-Natal.  It argued that the land about to be restored to various community groups who had waited over 20 years, should not belong to them.  It […]

04 Sep 2018
by LARC
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Mining Magnates and Traditional Leaders: The Role of Law in Elevating Elite Interests and Deepening Exclusion 2002-2018

A wave of legislation currently before Parliament seeks to build on the foundations of other interconnected post-apartheid laws and give a veneer of legality to a host of precarious deals cutting politically connected business and traditional leaders into South Africa’s […]

02 May 2018
by Ayesha Motala
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Traditional leaders – not rural citizens – are at the centre of the land expropriation debate

Land expropriation without compensation has already galvanised much public debate and contestation among leadership from all sectors, but what does this mean for people living in rural areas?