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Uganda government ignores its directive on COVID evictions, evicts thousands of smallholder farmers, artisanal miners.

With the pandemic striking higher in Uganda, poor families continue to be forced off their land by their government and investors despite several directives halting evictions during the COVID period.

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District Six committee threatens legal action over delays

The District Six Working Committee, the organisation which spearheaded a court case against the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform to compel it to ensure claimants return to the area, is mulling further litigation.

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How the South African government can boost its credibility in the agricultural sector

And what the private sector should do.

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Rural Limpopo women protest against Sefateng Chrome Mine

Women sleep outside in the cold to stop what they consider mineral theft by a mining company, with state collusion

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It’s time to set up a land claims court for dispossessed farmers in Zimbabwe

And a fund for the compensation of farmers or their heirs.

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District Six claimants want answers after ‘untenable’ delays

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development confirmed it will meet this week’s court update for progress on the redevelopment of District Six, following renewed complaints by claimant groups over slow progress in the area’s redevelopment.

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Land bill calls for ‘nil compensation’ but it’s unlikely to be passed

The Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill is unlikely to pass through the National Assembly as the ANC does not have enough seats to attain the required two-thirds majority.

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Shaping the keys to unlock the Eastern Cape’s agricultural potential

Recent indaba focuses on creating a more inclusive rural economy

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The battle for the ground Sol Kerzner used for Wild Coast Sun is still raging

The land was returned to the Umgungundlovu community, which is now embroiled in a fight with the Umgungundlovu Communal Property Association and has accused the association of lining their pockets with money that should have been given to the claimants. The association denies this.

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Gauteng Quality of Life Survey: Informal settlements are hit the hardest by effects of climate change

Climate scientists have been warning us for years there will be repercussions from global warming and climate change. Now, the new Quality of Life Survey illustrates the real and immediate effects of how people are being affected.

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The IRR’s present direction is contrary to the original core aims of the Institute. Captured might be an appropriate term. https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-09-17-irrs-current-approach-betrays-the-legacy-of-its-founders-and-does-a-disservice-to-the-people-of-south-africa/

OUR BURNING PLANET: Keeping it in the family: Outrage after Eastern Cape municipality resolves to sell land to councillors and officials only https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-09-16-keeping-it-in-the-family-outrage-after-eastern-cape-municipality-resolves-to-sell-land-to-councillors-and-officials-only/

The Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, based in Brussels, says that in 2019, Africa recorded 56 extreme weather events compared to 45 in the previous year

African Leaders Discuss Ways to Minimize Impact of Climate Change  https://www.voanews.com/a/african-leaders-discuss-ways-to-minimize-impact-of-climate-change-/6229751.html

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