The Mining & Trusts programme, funded by the Ford Foundation, was launched in 2014 to assist mine-hosting communities in the former homelands who have not received meaningful benefits from mining taking place on their land.
A series of recent laws and policies attempt to give traditional authorities unaccountable powers to administer justice, manage natural resources like land and minerals, and control development in the former homeland areas of South Africa.
Kwa-Zulu Natal
The Constitution provides for various land rights, including the right to restitution and to equitable access to land. Section 25(6) creates a right to tenure security for those whose rights are legally insecure as the result of past discrimination...
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Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Keep updated with LARC news and events

For a full archive of LARC's latest news articles, media appearances and upcoming events, please refer to the links in the left-hand side bar, or click here to access the archive.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 11:45
LARC presents at DRDLR's "Land is our Heritage" event

LARC land researcher, Ms. Nokwanda Sihlali, recently attended the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform's (DRDLR) "Land is our Heritage" event, held at the Birchwood Hotel, Johannesburg from 19 - 21 September 2018.


Publication Date:
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 13:00
Invitation for Written Submissions: Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill (B23B-2015)

The NCOP Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has invited stakeholders and interested people to make written submissions on the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill (TKLB). Submissions must be sent to the Committee Secretary, Mr. Thembile Moses Manele, at The closing date for submissions is 19 September 2018.


Publication Date:
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 10:45
LARC attends ARD partner workshop on Section 25

Over the weekend, LARC researchers attended and assisted with a two-day workshop organised in partnership with The Alliance for Rural Democracy (ARD). The ARD, a long-standing partner of LARC, convened a gathering of activists across the rural and urban sectors in Cape Town on Sunday and Monday, 9 and 10 September 2018. The workshop was followed by a march to the National Assembly to hand in their memorandum.


Publication Date:
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 14:15