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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Thursday, 27 February 2020
LARC Lunchtime Seminar: Custom, capitalism and democracy in Africa

LARC will be hosting a Lunchtime Seminar with Prof. Janine Ubink, titled, "Custom, capitalism and democracy in Africa." Click through for full details.

Publication Date:
Fri, 05 Jul 2019 - 14:30
Round-table Symposium on Citizenship and Accountability: Litigating Customary Law and Traditional Leadership under South Africa’s Democratic Constitution

On 17 and 18 June 2019, the Land and Accountability Research Centre (LARC), together with the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and the Programme for the Foundations of Law and Constitutional Government in Oxford, co-hosted a symposium at the University of Oxford. Lawyers, judges and academics discussed the questions that citizenship and accountability under customary law and traditional leadership pose for South Africa’s new democratic order and how these issues are litigated.


Publication Date:
Thu, 04 Jul 2019 - 09:45
Sindiso Mnisi Weeks discussing TKLB and TCB on The Talking Point

Listen to Sindiso Mnisi Weeks discussing the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill and the Traditional Courts Bill on The Talking Point (27 June 2019)


Publication Date:
Thu, 27 Jun 2019 - 09:15
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