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Card image 17 November 2021 Mail & Guardian

MPs call for forensic probe into Ingonyama Trust Board finances

Land entity gets an unqualified audit but parliament remains unimpressed

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Card image 19 September 2021 Mail & Guardian

Constitutional triumph on matrimonial property rights

Groundbreaking judgments grant elderly black women access to land, which is crucial for self-determination.

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Card image 07 August 2021 IOL

Land Court public hearings on the way

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola tabled the bill early this year to ramp up the land reform programme

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Card image 05 August 2021 Daily Maverick

The Ingonyama judgment: Why the state must heed court orders to halt dispossession and deliver land rights

Vulnerable rural people in South Africa are being systematically dispossessed of their precariously held property rights. The past decade has seen a colossal battle between the courts and government over land reform and the property rights of the 18 million South Africans living in their former homeland areas.

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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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Card image 18 June 2021 PoliticsWeb

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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Card image 11 June 2021 Daily Maverick

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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Card image 12 June 2021 SowetanLive

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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Card image 11 June 2021 IOL

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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