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Card image 26 November 2019 BusinessDay

Land rights claimants blindsided by postponement of case

Ingonyama Trust’s conversion of occupation rights and customary ownership rights to a leasing system is the core issue

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25 November 2019 Daily Maverick

The great trial dodge: Ingonyama Trust and the price of a date deferred

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Card image 26 November 2019 Daily Maverick

Five months and counting: Let’s focus on the unifying threads in the presidential land reform report

The government has had a key report on land reform since 11 June. When will it move on some of the key burning issues it identified?

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Card image 20 November 2019 The Citizen

Ingonyama Trust case postponed at the last minute

The Ingonyama Trust, which is headed by King Goodwill Zwelithini, is accused of 'extorting' rent from rural communities in KwaZulu-Natal.

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Card image 20 November 2019 GroundUp

KZN judge president decides that full Bench must hear Ingonyama Trust case

Zulu royal land trust is accused of “extorting” millions from rural residents

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Card image 14 November 2019 BusinessDay

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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Card image 07 November 2019 BusinessDay

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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Card image 14 November 2019 Daily Maverick

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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Card image 04 November 2019 Daily Maverick

‘Bantustan Bills’ trample on the rights of rural people

The two bills default to the colonial and apartheid denial of the property rights of people who have inherited their homes and land over generations.

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Card image 29 November 2019 Daily Maverick

The Ingonyama Trust tramples on the democratic rights of citizens

The law creating the Ingonyama Trust was passed on the very last day of existence of the Bantustan administration and created a pocket of land in democratic South Africa that would be immune to any state land reform programmes: a pocket where residents would be held to different rules and rights than elsewhere in the country.

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The stop-gap law on land rights in former homelands was due to expire in 1997. It was just renewed again. https://www.businessinsider.co.za/interim-protection-of-informal-land-rights-act-extended-to-december-2020-2019-12 via @BusinessInsider

SA’s new Water and Sanitation Master Plan https://www.news.uct.ac.za/article/-2019-12-05-sas-new-water-and-sanitation-master-plan

DMRE calls for public comment on MPRDA amendments, community resettlement guidelines https://www.miningweekly.com/article/dmre-calls-for-public-comment-on-mprda-amendments-community-resettlement-guidelines-2019-12-05

The draft bill to amend the s25 of the Constitution is being considered by the ad hoc committee. MPs are considering including the specific instances land can be #Expropriated w/out compensation. https://m.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/expropriation-without-compensation-committee-discusses-draft-bill-to-amend-section-25-20191203

The #Mwelase judgment of the #ConstitutionalCourt was an incredible & important judgment for the long neglected plight of labour tenants across SA. Have a listen to Adv. @MichaelBishop12’s first hand account of how it all came to be. Interviewed by @JohanLorenzen &
@Eli_Kunene https://twitter.com/justusundertree/status/1202100462054453248

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