Understanding land & land reform in South Africa

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THE CONSTITUTION

Land and the Constitution

Section 25 of the Constitution sets out the balance that must be struck in protecting property rights and enabling equitable access to land, advancing land and water reform, ensuring security of tenure where people’s land rights are unrecorded or vulnerable in law and restoring rights lost through dispossession and forced removals.   Section 25(1) – Section 25(4) set out core property rights. At the same time it is important to...

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Been both furious and broken for the last 18 hours.

Ma Ntshangase was an absolute force in person, overflowing with warmth, good humour, and a burning desire to hold the Tendele coal mine for its innumerable injustices to her and her Somkhele community.

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GroundUp@GroundUp_News

Fikile Ntshangase opposed a mine extension. Last night she was murdered http://www.groundup.org.za/article/mining-activist-murdered-kzn/ @CentreEnvRights @EnvironmentMinister

Runaway fires burning since Sunday have destroyed embattled farming areas in Hertzogville, Hoopstad, Bulfontein and Dealesville in the Free State, and in the Frances Baard District near Warrenton in the Northern Cape.
https://citizen.co.za/multimedia/2373889/video-governments-silence-on-fs-nc-fires-failing-farmers-once-again-says-union/#.X5LAQTCP3J0.twitter via @TheCitizen_News

Land occupiers tear down ‘unoccupied’ shacks in overcrowded informal settlement “We have all invaded this land and no one has the right to destroy another invader’s shack,” https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2020-10-19-land-occupiers-tear-down-unoccupied-shacks-in-overcrowded-informal-settlement/ via @TimesLIVE

The government has been engaging with investors to clarify why land reform is needed, emphasized that there won’t be wholesale gazetting of land for seizure and designated the courts to be the final arbiters in any disputes, https://businesstech.co.za/news/government/442208/south-africa-moves-to-soothe-investor-fears-over-land-grabs/ via @businesstechSA

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