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Card image 03 December 2019 Daily Maverick

Land claims bedevil Kruger Park’s best-kept secret

Mpumalanga’s Manyeleti Game Reserve is one of the great ironies of the SA tourism industry. Reserved for black people during apartheid, it’s now a premium wildlife location, part of the Greater Kruger Park. Four private concessions operate in ‘the Manyeleti’, but with a disputed land claim award and big-city lawyers involved, the elephants are trampling the grass and residents are a little nervous...

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03 December 2019 News 24

District Six to get a huge facelift

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Card image 25 November 2019 IOL

De Lille promises to release 100 parcels of land over the next year

Public Works Minister Patricia de Lille has made a bold promise to release 100 parcels of land for restitution before the end of the financial year.

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Card image 25 November 2019 IOL

District Six squatters becoming a growing concern as restitution issue drags on

The longer the District Six restitution issue drags on, the more the area is prone to land invaders. Several have already made the area their home.

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Card image 22 November 2019 Mail & Guardian

Forgotten people of Platfontein

Public consultations for the country’s new health Bill show how language barriers can keep healthcare away from those who need it

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Card image 08 November 2019 Daily Maverick

Dispossessed under apartheid, disempowered in democracy

A community living along an international border is heading to court in a bid to get a title deed for the land restored to them 15 years ago.

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Card image 07 November 2019 IOL

Don’t play the fool with land restitution partnerships

The government has spent more than R2.3 billion in the acquisition of restitution farms for more than 231 communal property institutions.

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Card image 29 November 2019 The Lowvelder

R93 million land claim unsettled

Some of the more than 1 500 claimant groups are still waiting for their land claims to be settled after more than two decades.

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Card image 28 October 2019 Iafrica

Ready for Restitution? The People Are But our Institutions are Not!

South Africa embarked on a land reform process in 1994 to address the country’s tragic history of inequitable land distribution along racial lines.

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Card image 24 October 2019 DispatchLive

Setback for ‘Emperor Thembu II’ Majola’s vast land claim

AbaThembu have been ordered to get their house in order and unite. This follows a hearing in Mthatha on Wednesday where a select committee on petitions and executive undertakings — which falls under the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) — met Votani Majola, who had filed a petition through Thembi Tembe, a chief protocol officer of the Thembuland royal empire, in December.

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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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