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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Tuesday, 23 July 2019
After the march: Stop the Bantustan Bills Campaign

On the 5th of June young and old rural community members from Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Free State, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu- Natal united under the banner of the Stop the Bantustan Bills campaign and marched to the Union Buildings.  They handed over a memorandum to the Office of President Ramaphosa demanding that he refuse to sign the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill (TKLB) into law and that the Traditional Courts Bill (TCB), which is currently before the National Council of Provinces, be scrapped in its current form.

Publication Date:
Fri, 07 Jun 2019 - 14:15
Video: ETV Open News Broadcast: Stop the Bantustan Bills march

An ETV Open News Broadcast on the evening of the Stop the Bantustan Bills march to the Union Buildings on Wednesday 5th June.

Publication Date:
Fri, 07 Jun 2019 - 13:15
LARC attends Tshisimani hosted seminar on land justice

LARC researcher Ms. Nokwanda Sihlali attended a Tshisimani hosted seminar on land justice with the theme being “the state of land movements in the SADC region” on the 6th of June 2019. 

Publication Date:
Thu, 06 Jun 2019 - 15:00
LARC to present at Oxford Customary Law Symposium

It is twenty-five years since the transition to democracy in South Africa.  Some of the most enduring challenges to that transition have been the question of the role of customary law and traditional leadership in the new democratic is an opportune moment to hold a round-table symposium to discuss the questions that citizenship and accountability under customary law and traditional leadership pose for South Africa’s new democratic order, and in particular, the manner in which these issues are being litigated in South African courts.   

Publication Date:
Thu, 30 May 2019 - 08:30