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30 January 2024 IOL

Plan for Phase 5 of District Six redevelopment has been made public

The redevelopment plan for phase 5 of the restitution process in District Six has been made public.

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Card image 29 January 2024 Daily Maverick

Tembeka Ngcukaitobi SC vs David Mabuza: Expert silk joins Fred Daniel’s legal team

In December 2023, the same month that Daily Maverick revealed the discharge of the trial judge by President Cyril Ramaphosa, we received a tip-off that advocate and land rights expert Tembeka Ngcukaitobi had joined forces with Fred Daniel in his marathon legal battle against David Mabuza, South Africa’s former deputy president. Then, in late January 2024, the day after Ngcukaitobi confirmed his place at the head of Daniel’s team, it was revealed that the two senior counsel for the government defendants were likely to face a misconduct probe.

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Card image 08 November 2023 SABC

Makgoba Tea Estate, once a successful business, has collapsed

Multi-million rand farms, which were part of Land Restitution Programme in Limpopo, have collapsed.

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Card image 24 October 2023 BusinessDay

SCA overturns R92m land restitution settlement offer

Business Day TV speaks to legal writer for Business Day, Tauriq Moosa

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23 October 2023 IOL

Thoko Didiza says government has settled more land claims than lodged

Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform, and Rural Development Thoko Didiza said there were 80,000 land claims lodged in 1998, but they have been able to settle 83,000 of those claims.

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Card image 31 July 2023 BusinessDay

Dispossession wars mark history of Tsitsikamma area

Restitution and redress in the region have involved partnerships that hold lessons for seemingly intractable issues

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Card image 17 July 2023 GroundUp

District Six residents oppose homeless shelter on historic site

Protesters want former Tafelberg crèche to be used for a community centre instead

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07 July 2023 IOL

Peppers bring sweetness to Elandskloof restitution site

In 1996, Elandskloof made headlines as the first successful land claim in a newly democratic South Africa.

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Card image 10 June 2023 The Citizen

MalaMala lodge beneficiaries left out in the cold

Instead of 15 members as per its constitution, it has seven and is allegedly run by two families.

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Card image 05 June 2023 Times Live

Land claims court unhappy with commissioner as it dismisses Ramorula community’s claim

The regional land claims commissioner for Limpopo was rapped on the knuckles by the land claims court for a claim referred to the court by group of people who claimed they were dispossessed in 1959.

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