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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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:
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 - 11:45
Taking the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act 3 of 2019 to court: a summary booklet in eight South African languages

Rural communities in the former bantustans, land-rights activists and land-rights organisations are preparing to challenge the constitutionality of the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act 3 of 2019 (TKLA).

Publication Date:
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 - 15:15
SAVE THE DATE: Land Conference 2022

The Failed Promise of Tenure Security. Customary Land Rights and Dispossession. Hosted by Legal Resources Centre, LARC at University of Cape Town, PLAAS at University of Western Cape and SWOP and Wits. 23-25 February 2022. Register at

Publication Date:
Thu, 13 Jan 2022 - 13:45
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