Under the land that belongs to the Bakgatla Ba Kgafela lie the richest platinum deposits on earth. But a toxic alliance between government, traditional chieftaincy and major mining houses has stood between the community and its wealth. Could this be the largest state-sanctioned, business perpetrated fraud in the history of Big Mining in South Africa?
The debate about Expropriation without Compensation ignores threats to the property rights of the rural poor contained in bills before Parliament
The Nelson Mandela Foundation in collaboration with the Land & Accountability Research Centre (LARC) Plexus films and the Hanns Seidel Foundation had a round table and screening of “This Land”. Robust discussions at both events ensued centring on the future of land reform in South Africa, reflecting on the Constitutional Review Process and engaging with examples of dispossession and lack of accountability linked to the Traditional Khoi-San Leadership Bill and the Traditional Leadership Governance Framework Amendment Bill amendments before Parliament.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for submissions is 19 September 2018.