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Card image 22 May 2023 GroundUp

Bulldozers clear way for mine through pristine Lower Zambezi National Park

Tourism body warned that this would threaten species and actually lose money for the Zambian economy.

Africa Land News read more
Card image 23 May 2023 Daily Maverick

Tendele Coal Mining sends in the bulldozers in rural KZN before crucial high court interdict ruling

Residents allege Tendele is acting unlawfully and appears to be breaching the spirit of previous undertakings to hold off on any ‘mining or related activities’ until a court case has been resolved.

Land rights and mining read more
Card image 23 May 2023 African Arguments

The rebirth of anti-elite land politics in Ruto’s Kenya

If the invasion of the Kenyatta property resurrected the ghosts of Mau Mau, where did it leave the land question in central Kenya?

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Card image 22 May 2023 Polity

Minister appoints new Ingonyama Trust board amid reported rifts within Zulu monarchy

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza has appointed a nine-member board for the Ingonyama Trust.  The announcement on Monday comes against the backdrop of a reported tug-of-war between King Misuzulu kaZwelithini and Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi over the leadership of the board.

Land governance and administration read more
22 May 2023 IOL

Funding landscape for land reform in SA is complex, says Vumelana

Redistribution read more
23 May 2023 IOL

Didiza announces new Ingonyama board

Land governance and administration read more
Card image 18 May 2023 GroundUp

Board member’s abandoned farm business soaked up R4.6-million in Lottery funds

Family and a friend of William Huma are directors of the company that got the grant

Rural development read more
14 May 2023 IOL

ed meat sector faces ‘state of disaster’ due to lack of animal vaccines

Onderstepoort Biological Products confirmed that it had for some time been unable to produce sufficient vaccines.

Food security read more
Card image 18 May 2023 Common dreams

Wealthy G7 Nations Owe Global South $13+ Trillion in Unpaid Social, Climate Aid: Oxfam

While failing to pay what they owe, rich countries are forcing their poor counterparts to fork over $232 million each day for debt repayments—a clear expression of what one advocate called a "deadly double standard."

Africa Land News read more
17 May 2023 IOL

Economic rights organisation blasts ‘Sushi King’ Kenny Kunene for his ‘inhumane’ evictions

Kunene, who was holding the fort on behalf of Joburg mayor Kabelo Gwamanda on Sunday and Monday, surprised many when he went on an eviction spree across some of the city’s dilapidated buildings, which house some of the city's poorest citizens.

Urban land read more
15 May 2023 IOL

Flood-prone communities fearful of the onslaught of winter

Winter’s icy grip on the Western Cape is tightening and those in vulnerable and flood-prone communities are fearful of the impact.

Urban land read more
Card image 15 May 2023 ENCA

Government to help farmers invest in alternative energy

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister, Thoko Didiza has announced an Agro-Energy Fund to the tune of R2,5-billion.

Food security read more

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