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ANC bars individuals in rural areas from owning land – Thandeka Mbabama

DA MP says this land continues to be held in trust, as it was through the apartheid era

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Democratise land rights in communal areas to unlock the rural economy

The former homelands and bantustans could offer opportunities to pursue activities that would curb poverty and unemployment

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Land ownership: Why rural populations are at the mercy of the state

Its been 28 years in post-apartheid South Africa and rural populations still do not own their homelands, areas that many have lived on for generations, according to DA data.

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31 October 2022 IOL

King Misuzulu promises to use the Ingonyama Trust to champion rural development

In his first speech as the formally recognised Zulu king after receiving a certificate from President Cyril Ramaphosa in Durban on Saturday, the king announced he would use the trust to champion rural development.

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King Misuzulu and the Ingonyama Trust: Land in KwaZulu-Natal

by Ramabina Mahapa THE RECENT CORONATION OF Zulu King Misuzulu kaZwelithini was witnessed by people well beyond South Africa’s borders and widely welcomed by commentators. However, few reflected on what it might mean for rural residents living on land held under the Ingonyama Trust. The Ingonyama Trust was established in 1994 by what was then the … Continue reading

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Traditional leaders have had their hands tied – Mangosuthu Buthelezi

Legislation demands very little of municipal councils as regards their interaction with traditional leaders

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Court stops AmaQadi chief from selling disputed KZN land

Farmers north of Durban have been in court to dispute the right of the AmaQadi clan to sell and allocate land the farmers say belongs to them. Some dwellers have built luxurious, palatial homes — including a three-star hotel — on the land. Now the court has ruled in favour of the farmers, ordering a halt to the sale or allocation of land by Inkosi Mqoqi Ngcobo.

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Panel report on Ingonyama Trust still in Parliament

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has upheld the Pietermaritzburg high court's ruling that the entity is not entitled to collect rent from rural dwellers.

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Govt is preparing to take more direct control of the deeds office, and gather better race data

The minister of agriculture and land reform will take direct control of technical aspects under the new Deed Registries Amendment Bill, relegating a current regulations board to advisors.

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‘It is our land’ – rural residents reject violent dispossession and call for society-wide solidarity

By Nolundi Luwaya, Constance Mogale, Ruth Hall, Dineo Skosana, Wilmien Wicomb, Zenande Booi, Tshepo Fokane, Nokwanda Sihlali and Sienne Molepo Citizens of rural communities across the country who are fighting for their land rights are outraged at the government’s treatment of them, likening it to apartheid and colonialism. Violence, intimidation, assassinations and dispossession are continuing in … Continue reading

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Forcibly removed 60 years ago: Simon’s Town land claimants return

Botswana's Bushmen community has been the victim of forceful evictions and discriminatory harassment.

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