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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Monday, 25 March 2019
CSR Seminar: The social license to operate – beyond CSR compliance in mining

On 6 February 2019, Dr. Aninka Claassens, Chief Researcher at LARC, took part in a panel discussion, jointly hosted by Norton Rose and the High Commission of Canada in Cape Town.

Publication Date:
Tue, 05 Feb 2019 - 09:15
Mining in Africa: what are the consequences of the ANC's policy on expropriation without compensation for the mining sector?

Dr. Aninka Claassens was recently invited to form part of a panel discussion hosted by Peter Leon (Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills) and Simiso Velempini (Director, K2 Intelligence) as part of their annual thought leadership event in Cape Town on the 5th of February 2019.


Publication Date:
Mon, 04 Feb 2019 - 09:45
Dr. Aninka Claassens speaks at Thomson Reuters Foundation Conference

The Thomson Reuters Foundation's Trust Conference is an annual human rights forum committed to finding real solutions to fight slavery, empower women, and advance human rights worldwide. The annual event convenes 600 delegates from the worlds of activism, civil society, law, government and business in the heart of London for two full days of inspiration, networking, and action.



Publication Date:
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 - 09:00
UCT Well Represented on the Motlanthe High-Level Panel

In 2015, an ambitious albeit very important parliamentary process was initiated by the legislature’s Speakers’ Forum: to assess how effective post-1994 legislation has been in contributing to the transformation agenda of the developmental state, and the possible unintended consequences of these laws. This undertaking was led by a high-level panel (HLP) of eminent South Africans, headed by former President Kgalema Motlanthe. The panel produced a lengthy 601-page report that has been in the headlines sporadically since its release in November 2017. 


Publication Date:
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 - 08:15