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Land governance and administration

Card image 28 December 2021 Daily Maverick

The hunters, the crooked chief and the bushmeat trade: Behind the convoluted wrangle over prime land on Kruger’s edge

Our Burning Planet recently exposed how a community of 26,000 people on the western border of the Greater Kruger Conservancy, where the fence has fallen into serious disrepair, faces an eviction order from the government. But why do the authorities want them off the land? Onke Ngcuka unpacks the story in a Q&A with investigative journalist Kevin Bloom.

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Card image 06 January 2022 Bizcommunity

Why cultural and contextual trends matter in land reform

As frustration continues to mount about the sluggish pace of the land reform programme, it is instructive that we should place the land reform programme within the right historical and cultural context...

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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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