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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Sunday, 30 April 2017

LARC is hosting a Lunchtime Seminar with Daniel Huizenga. Please RSVP soonest if you are interested in attending: For more information, click here.

Asserting community rights to consent at the intersection of traditional authorities, living law, and extractive industry
Daniel Huizenga
Date: Wednesday, 05 April 2017
Time: 12h30 - 14h00 (light refreshments from 12h15)
Venue: Level 4, All Africa House 1, Middle Campus, UCT 


Publication Date:
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 09:15
In Good Company? Publication Front Page

LARC Researchers Joanna Pickering and Thabiso Nyapisi's article on Mapela recently published in OSF's In Good Company? 2nd Edition. Download the article and full publication below.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 09:15

Fact sheets on the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill (TKLB) now available to download from the LARC website. Some fact sheets also available in isiXhosa, isiZulu, Setswana and Sesotho.

To read and/or download the LARC fact sheets on TKLB, please click here!

Publication Date:
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 08:00

“We have seen that the chiefs are selling land to business people, mining companies, giving land to foreigners to build malls. We know that sometimes our land rights are not properly written in the law. But we know that traditionally we have a land right.” 
-  Mbhekiseni Mavuso, Makhasaneni, Kwazulu-Natal.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 08:30