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Card image 25 April 2019 Daily Maverick

Why the ANC is bent on conferring colonial and apartheid-era rights on rural chiefs

Several bills before Parliament will entrench the colonial and apartheid-era powers given to often-illegitimate traditional leaders to exert absolute sway over their ‘subjects’. This includes control over land distribution and mining rights. It is the mining rights, in particular, that have sparked a new scramble for Africa, a scramble marked by corruption and self-enrichment.

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https://www.oaklandinstitute.org/relocation-sites-maasai-evictions-critically-flawed

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