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Card image 12 February 2021 News 24

District Six: Claimants to return home 55 years after being forcibly removed

It has been 55 years since residents were forcibly removed by the apartheid government from District Six in Cape Town, and now claimants are finally gearing up to return home.

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Card image 18 January 2021 Daily Maverick

Mkambathi development is a win-win outcome for the local community who own the land

Contrary to claims in a 2019 Daily Maverick article, Mkambathi on the Eastern Cape Wild Coast is neither being sold nor privatised. Quite the contrary: what is being negotiated is a lease of huge financial value to both the community and the government, with the private investor taking all the risks – and conservation being the winner.

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Card image 26 December 2020 North Coast Courier

Land invasion threatens descendants of legendary hunter and Zulu king’s friend

Dunn, a hunter and businessman, became a great friend of King Cetshwayo, who made him the province's only white chief. In keeping with tradition, such status came with tracts of land, cattle and permission to marry many women.

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Card image 16 December 2020 Daily Maverick

Plans underway to sweeten the legendary Zebediela Citrus Estate

Once it was reputed to be the biggest citrus farm in the southern hemisphere, but it’s now on the brink of collapse. Lucas Ledwaba captured the Zebediela Citrus Estate’s dilapidated state in pictures as efforts are underway to restore its shine.

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Card image 09 December 2020 New Frame

New Books | The Land Wars

In this timely history, John Laband carefully examines how white settlers in the Cape systematically dispossessed African societies of their land.

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Card image 07 December 2020 Daily Vox

The District Six museum is more than just a museum, it’s living history

In the heart of the former inner-city residential area and in an old Methodist church in Cape Town, the District Six Museum has been a defense against forgetting since 1994.  “There is very little wholesale acknowledgement of the impact of the Group Areas Act on South Africa. So the fact that if you’re going to […]

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26 November 2020 Food for Mzansi

Land reform: R6 million for beneficiaries after KZN agreement

Well managed land reform projects create value for the poor, balances relationships between private sector organisations and communities and promote sustainable rural development.

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Card image 26 November 2020 IOL

Farms restitution victory for community after 20-year battle

The Prudhoe community in the Eastern Cape have finally claimed victory as the Constitutional Court awarded them the restitution of 26 farms.

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Card image 25 November 2020 GroundUp

Battle for land ends after 22 years

Constitutional Court rules in favour of Prudhoe community in the Eastern Cape

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Card image 16 November 2020 IOL

City of Cape Town and land reform department working together on District Six

The fact that the City is using the 2012 plan as a point of departure for our ongoing engagements with residents in refining a Local Spatial Development Framework for District Six demonstrates our commitment to social justice and redress.

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Two groups of community members are fighting for their LAND rights in Ga-Khubudi. They demand COMPENSATION for ploughing fields & residential sites where the mine forcefully relocated them in order to erect a fence for a storm water drain.

Report by Margaret Molomo - activist

Judgment reserved in Drakenstein emergency housing case

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