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ANC accuse Cape Chamber’s Janine Myburgh of scaremongering over land rights

The ANC in the province has accused the president of the Cape Chamber of Commerce Industry Janine Myburgh of scaremongering on the proposed amendment to the Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Act.

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Lesotho: Inflated deals create debt trap

Herbert Moyo UNLESS Lesotho governments refrain from the habit of awarding grossly inflated tenders for various infrastructure projects, future generations will be caught up in a massive debt trap which will only impede the country’s development, analysts have warned. The warning comes against the background of the Lesotho Times’ recent exposé of a massive scandal […]

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Nearly 40 million at heightened risk of violence, discrimination and rights abuses as Covid spawns a ‘coping crisis’

Study reveals a severe deterioration in international efforts to protect the world's most vulnerable, with human rights violations on the rise.

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Covid- 19 and lockdown

By Bonani Loliwe Covid-19 was expected to lead to large economic losses and human desperation. Lockdowns to prevent disease transmission can take a heavy toll on rural economies which mainly depend on solidarity in working relationships. These include women’s sewing projects and individual ploughing lands, the closing of the country resulted in the  closing down … Continue reading

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Samora Machel residents in the dark for six months

City of Cape Town says technicians need to be accompanied by police

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Judges in shack demolition case fail to reach agreement

Matter to be reheard by a full bench of the Western Cape High Court

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Ordinary South Africans define a decent life

Arbitrary statistical tools for defining poverty – including the outmoded $1-a-day measure – are being overturned by models of dignity created by groups around the country.

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This is where evicted people go

The City of Cape Town says there are plans to upgrade Kampies, an emergency housing location, outside Philippi

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Women march for farm and land rights

“Land now, food forever” demand activist organisations

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Nazeer Sonday on the need for protecting agricultural land

When visiting Table Mountain, you will find flat land that runs between the mountain into another mountain scape. The flat land which used to be underwater is part of the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA). It is here that Nazeer Sonday farms the land producing food for the city. He is working to protect the land […]

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Land tenure rights bill moves to NCOP | SAnews https://www.sanews.gov.za/south-africa/land-tenure-rights-bill-moves-ncop

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Dodgy deals are everywhere. Lesotho in the spotlight where inflated deals create debt trap for future generations: analysts https://lestimes.com/inflated-deals-create-debt-trap-for-future-generations-analysts/

Covid- 19 and lockdown: A view from the Eastern Cape. Impacts on access to health, water, food and burying the dead https://www.customcontested.co.za/covid-19-and-lockdown/ via @LarcUCT

Judges in shack demolition appeal case fail to reach agreement. Case to be reheard by a full bench of the Western Cape High Court https://www.groundup.org.za/article/judges-shack-demolition-case-fail-reach-agreement/

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