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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Friday, 30 October 2020
Report: Deepening Democracy: Dialogue on the ‘Bantustan Bills’

On July 30th 2019, over fifty community activists, ANC veterans, researchers, lawyers, NGOs, government officials and journalists gathered in Johannesburg for a dialogue on two bills that particularly affect people living in rural South Africa.

Publication Date:
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 - 08:45
LARC presents at Inaugural Social Justice Summit and International Conference

On the 29th of August, LARC researcher Nokwanda Sihlali attended the Inaugural Social Justice Summit and International Conference hosted by Professor Thuli Madonsela's Law Trust Chair in Social Justice at Stellenbosch University. 

Publication Date:
Thu, 29 Aug 2019 - 09:45
Social Justice Café: A report-back

On 22 August 2019, women from academia, activist organisations and rural communities came together at a Social Justice Café to talk about “Rural democracy and women: what type of African feminism does social justice require of us?”



Publication Date:
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 - 10:45
LARC attends Land Activist Gathering at Tshisimani Activist Centre

On the 22nd of August, LARC researcher Zenande Booi attended the Land Activist Gathering at Tshisimani Activist Centre where she had been tasked with engaging on the Presidential Advisory Panel Recommendations for Ingonyama Trust Board. 

Publication Date:
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 - 11:45