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...
Home > home


Tuesday, 23 July 2019
Podcast: Power FM speaks to rural community members

PODCAST:  Iman Rappetti of Power FM speaking to rural community members, Nomvuzo Nopote from Cala in the Eastern Cape, Grace Maledu and David  Ramohanoe from North West, as well as Thiyane Duda, a researcher from the Land and Accountability Research Centre about the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill, the Traditional Courts Bill and the experiences of rural communities living under traditional leaders.

Publication Date:
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 - 14:15
LARC attends Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC) celebrations

On Human Rights day, 21 March 2019, LARC attended a popular festival led by the Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC), together with other mining affected communities, fishers, small-scale farmers and other rural communities to celebrate and advance the right to say no. 

Publication Date:
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 - 15:30
LARC attends Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform Colloquium

Zenande Booi and Nokwanda Sihlali attended the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture on the 22 - 23 of February 2019. The event was well attended by officials and ministers from the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Reform and Department of Justice and Correctional services. 

Publication Date:
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 - 10:30
PRESS RELEASE: Rural citizens under attack by government: Traditional Courts Bill in the National Assembly this afternoon

Released Tuesday, 12 March 2019

On 12 March 2019 the Traditional Courts Bill (B1B-2017) (TCB) will be considered for a vote by the National Assembly. This comes less than a week after the Bill was adopted by the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services on 6 March.


Publication Date:
Tue, 12 Mar 2019 - 06:00