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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Sunday, 26 May 2019
Tribute: Brendan Boyle, a modest journalist who embraced the spirit of Ubuntu

Brendan Boyle combined his formidable reporting skills, honed during more than two decades with Reuters, with his formidable network of contacts to become one of the top political journalists. But he remained the most modest and kindest of people so his name was never up in lights. He just got on with the task at hand.

Publication Date:
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 - 14:00
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