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Western Cape government confronts City of Cape Town over “appalling unhygienic” conditions in Dunoon

City says it has “a service delivery obligation but is not itself the cause of the pollution”

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Plan to establish a permanent Land Court is in the offing

A bill is being drafted to create a court with greater powers for reform and restitution, justice minister Ronald Lamola says

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Land grab madness continues as ANC brings Zimbabwe to SA

Worryingly, important constitutional changes around land expropriation are set to be pushed through when most of SA is on their annual summer holiday.

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Bright idea to make agriculture dreams come true

From a tiny plot to a thriving farm — this is what Aviwe Gxotiwe aspires to achieve for people living in the rural Eastern Cape who are unable to get loans to see their farming dreams come to fruition. Gxotiwe, a livestock and crop farmer in Somerset East, hopes to launch a financial services business that offers loans while also using traditional stokvels.

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New publication brings stories of rural South Africa to public attention

Social Change Assistance Trust (SCAT) celebrates 35 years with a book and seven awards

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Buffalo City Municipality evicts people illegally occupying RDP houses

The Buffalo City Municipality in the Eastern Cape is evicting people who illegally occupied RDP houses at Fynbos in East

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13 November 2019 R News

ECDC begins evictions to recover R40 million in unpaid rentals at Butterworth

The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) has begun an eviction process of 45 tenants through an order of the court at its Butterworth residential and industrial properties...

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Mining activities still dispossess black families

Mining companies and some heritage consultants don’t understand the sacredness attached to ancestral remains and the meaning of land in African communities.

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No resolution in sight for Cape Town occupation

Occupiers who moved into a former old age home in Observatory have been forced to live on the pavement outside the abandoned building. Now they’re waiting for the city to relocate them.

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How communities are defying the Ingonyama Trust’s land grab

Ahead of SA’s watershed 1994 election, 3-million hectares of KwaZulu land were transferred into the Ingonyama Trust, under the Zulu king. On November 22, the high court in Pietermaritzburg will hear residents who claim they have been unlawfully forced to pay rent to the trust, which, aside from having never received a clean audit, appears to be predatory and intimidating

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