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Card image 22 June 2021 The conversation

What landmark Kwazulu-Natal court ruling means for land reform in South Africa

The judgment highlights the lack of interest by successive government ministers in curtailing the self-interested actions of rural elites.

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Chaotic land administration system: what is Thoko Didiza and her officials hiding?

DA MP says she was prevented from conducting an oversight visit at DALRD offices

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Ingonyama Trust rent seeking declared illegal bu high court

The High Court in Pietermaritzburg ruled on Friday that the Ingonyama Trust’s literal rent-seeking policy of forcing people to sign leases to live on their ancestral land was unlawful and ordered the trust to pay back the money. It’s a victory for good governance and a blow against one of feudalism’s lingering footholds in the 21st century.

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Court ruling a victory for tenants who were threatened with banishment or accused of turning against Zulu monarch

The court has ruled that all leases are now invalid and that minister Thoko Didiza, who “breached her duties”, reinstate the PTO policy and report back to the court every three months on progress.

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MPs welcome Ingonyama Trust court decision that lease with residents is unlawfu

The High Court in Pietermaritzburg ruled on Friday the lease agreement between the ITB and residents falling under its jurisdiction was illegal.

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Card image 13 June 2021 Daily Maverick

Court orders Zulu King’s trust to pay back millions over forced land leases

The judgment delivered on Friday 11 June, found that the Ingonyama Trust stripped people living on ancestral land of their customary rights.

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Ingonyama Trust lease programme is unlawful, high court rules

The Ingonyama Trust has been ordered by the Pietermaritzburg high court to pay back the money it took from people living on trust land who it forced to sign leases.

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Protesting workers shut down Pretoria’s Deeds office

The Deeds office in central Pretoria has been shut down. Protesting workers are denying members of the public and staff access into the building. They are complaining amongst others about an increased number of staff member testing positive for COVID-19 and congestion in the office.

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Card image 14 June 2021 SowetanLive

Land minister seeks meeting with Zulu king over Ingonyama Trust ‘rental’ row

Agriculture, land reform and rural development minister Thoko Didiza has “taken it to heart” that she and others in the position “should have done more” to exercise oversight of the Ingonyama Trust and its board.

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People on traditional land should get title deeds, says Mabuza

People living on traditional land should be entitled to title deeds, Deputy President David Mabuza said in the National Assembly while answering questions.

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