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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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Khoi, San finally able to ‘start again’ after Ramaphosa signs legislation

'Given the history of systemic and structural violence we faced, we weren't able to start again in 1994 as other communities were able to."

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Tafelberg court case: ‘Cape Town still resembles an apartheid city’

Judgement was reserved in the case involving the controversial sale of the Tafelberg site in Sea Point.

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03 December 2019 RNews

Magwa and Majola Tea Estates in financial trouble again: DA

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03 December 2019 UCTNews

Honorary doctorate for retiring Prof Ntsebeza

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02 December 2019 Politicsweb

The PAP report on land reform: An assessment

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03 December 2019 News 24

District Six to get a huge facelift

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Card image 15 November 2019 Daily Maverick

Hidden cost of coal: Sacrificing communities and the environment for short-term gain

The new Integrated Resource Plan commits our economy to coal for the foreseeable future — but the costs of this on South Africans are mounting. This article explores the devastating impact of a dying, immensely destructive industry on a KwaZulu-Natal rural community, and the determined battle being waged by Sabelo Dladla and others to have their rights acknowledged.

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KwaNyuswa resident empowers her community

This sprightly 68-year-old has continued to provide assistance for her family and others through HACT's Gogo Support Group initiative.

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Selling Tafelberg property ‘short sighted’, court hears

Social housing or office space for the Western Cape Department of Education is what the controversial sale of prime land ...

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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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