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Land governance and administration


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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Card image 14 October 2019 The Witness

R118 million in rent to Ingonyama

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Card image 09 October 2019 Times Live

Parliament questions Ingonyama Trust audit finding

Questions remain over the future of the embattled Ingonyama Trust as MPs took it to task over its financial management and the role it plays in uplifting communities living on the land it holds.

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Card image 07 October 2019 Hazyview Herald

A woman at the forefront of land reform

Mathebula, who has a diploma in internal auditing, stresses that good governance is critical to the success of land reform projects.

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Card image 06 October 2019 IOL

SIU on trail of raiders of state coffers, aims to recoup millions of rands

The SIU is gunning for individuals and companies that illegally pilfered millions of rand from the state coffers in various projects.

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Card image 02 October 2019 News 24

Sending envoys to apologise for xenophobia won’t help – Inkosi Chiliza

Envoys sent by President Cyril Ramaphosa to African countries to apologise for SA's xenophobia will not solve the heart of the issue, KwaZulu-Natal House of Traditional leader's chairperson Inkosi Phathisizwe Chiliza has said.

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