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Limpopo villagers demand Anglo reopen Sekhukhune mine or lose licence

The impoverished locals – who blame mining for the loss of arable land and destruction of the rural agrarian economy – want the Twickenham mine to open or forfeit mining rights.

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It’s residents versus residents in Cape Town suburb

An informal settlement has grown near Lansdowne station. People in houses nearby want it moved; people in the settlement say they have nowhere to go

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Card image 23 May 2022 Club of Mozambique

AfDB board approves $1.5 billion facility to avert food crisis in Africa

Initiative to benefit 20 million African farmers, who will receive certified seed and technology to rapidly produce 38 million tons of food. The African Development Bank Group's Board of Directors on Friday approved a $1.5 billion facility to help African countries avert a looming food crisis.

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Land reform can only happen by targeting private property ownership

Government should abandon the policy of land restitution because it is not economically or politically feasible, and rather go back to redistribution.

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Card image 19 May 2022 Daily Maverick

Government’s ‘consultation’ on communal land tenure just a tick-box exercise

Developing land tenure legislation is a difficult job to get right — especially given the legacy of intractable problems inherited from apartheid. The Gauteng consultation did not seem genuine: it lasted only three hours.

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The Crisis: Water Armageddon loading as Day Zero looms for Nelson Mandela Bay

In less than a month, Nelson Mandela Bay will become the first South African metro to run out of water. In an appeal and warning that is almost unimaginable, the metro’s water chief has called for prayers as the disaster moves closer, confirming that water for drinking, washing, flushing toilets and fighting fires will be severely limited. He further cautioned that drinking water may be unsafe and called on people to pray for rain.

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Card image 19 May 2022 GroundUp

Protesters blocking major Cape Town road want to extend their shacks

Residents say large families are cramped into small shacks at Zamimpilo informal settlement in Khayelitsha. But the City says they are unlawfully occupying land that is earmarked for development.

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Card image 16 May 2022 The Conversation

Land reform in South Africa: what the real debate should be about

Land reform had not been held back by the constitution but by capacity constraints and a lack of political will.

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Farming groups react to agriculture master plan

While Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Thoko Didiza has welcomed the recent signing of the first Agriculture and Agro-processing Master Plan (AAMP), there have been mixed reactions from farming groups.

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Card image 19 May 2022 Daily Maverick

Illegal miners started Mpumalanga coal mine fire weeks ago – it’s still burning today

This is what it looks like when unregulated, illegal mining meets governance failure – a fire in a coal mine that has been burning for weeks, leaving nearby communities choking in the fumes. Perhaps most worryingly, nobody knows the extent to which fires may be burning underground.

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