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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Thursday, 2 December 2021
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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:
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 - 11:45
2nd Webinar Invitation: Ingonyama Trust Lease Case: What are the judgement's implications for tenure security of rural South Africans?

You are invited to attend a two part conversation hosted by the Land and Accountability Research Centre (LARC) on the recent judgment in the matter of CASAC and others v Ingonyama Trust.

Publication Date:
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 - 14:30
Book the date! Online Book launch for Land, Law and Chiefs in Rural South Africa - Tuesday 20 July at 18:00-19:30 SAST.

Who controls the land and minerals in the former Bantustans of South Africa - chiefs, the state or landholders?

Disputes are taking place around the ownership of resources, decisions about their exploitation and who should benefit.

Publication Date:
Mon, 12 Jul 2021 - 15:45
FREE LIVE WEBINAR: The Traditional Courts Bill: Is it constitutional?

About The Webinar

Join Maverick Citizen journalist Zukiswa Pikoli in conversation with land rights activists Nolundi Luwaya and Mavuso Msimang as they unpack the contentious Traditional Courts Bill. 


Publication Date:
Mon, 15 Mar 2021 - 11:30