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Graves “desecrated” for land occupation in Pietermaritzburg

“We grew up knowing that we must respect the dead. What is happening here is heartless” says widower

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South Africa: 436,563 Hectares Released Under Land Distribution Programme

Deputy President David Mabuza says 436 563 hectares of land have to date been released and approved for allocation, under the land distribution programme.

Redistribution read more
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Oil company exploring in sensitive elephant habitat accused of ignoring community concerns

Namibians allege ReconAfrica disposed of wastewater unsafely, without permits, and ignored concerns about potential impact of oil drilling on water and wildlife.

Africa Land News read more
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Inside the NEC: How Ramaphosa dealt Ace a double blow and scored a victory for ANC reform

President Cyril Ramaphosa has agreed to a new land expropriation party committee in return for high-level party support for his tough stance on the step-aside rule.

Expropriation read more
Card image 12 May 2021 The Citizen

Numsa demands release of ABM activist Mqapheli Bonono

Numsa and Abahlali baseMjondolo on Wednesday demanded the immediate release of the deputy president of the shack dwellers movement.

Urban land read more
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People on traditional land should get title deeds, says Mabuza

People living on traditional land should be entitled to title deeds, Deputy President David Mabuza said in the National Assembly while answering questions.

Land governance and administration read more
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New property laws proposed for South Africa

Human settlements, water and sanitation minister Lindiwe Sisulu plans to introduce the Housing Consumer Protection Bill to the national assembly.

Land related laws read more
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Government to relocate Ventersdorp farmworkers left homeless through eviction

The families have been living in community halls after spending nights on the roadside with their belongings.

Farm workers read more
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Mayor fails to produce evidence that “foreigners” are behind Gqeberha land occupations

Mayor Nqaba Bhanga has been criticised by civil society for placing immigrants’ lives at risk by making unsubstantiated inflammatory comments

Urban land read more
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South Africa’s carbon emission targets not nearly ambitious enough

South Africa is the most carbon-intensive G20 economy with the highest coal reliance

Rural development read more

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“Those selling the land of the dead are greedy for money, We grew up knowing that we must respect the dead".
https://www.groundup.org.za/article/graves-desecrated-for-housing-in-pietermaritzburg/

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