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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Friday, 24 September 2021
Little comfort for rural communities as NCOP passes Traditional Courts Bill without opt-out clause

Joint statement by Alliance for Rural Democracy & Land and Accountability Research Centre

On 2 December 2020, the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) passed the Traditional Courts Bill [B1D-2017] (TCB) in a plenary session, after a rushed process that ignored significant concerns raised by numerous stakeholders. Seven provinces voted in favour of the Bill, with KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape the only provinces not in support. This follows the adoption of the report on the Bill by the Select Committee on Security and Justice on 25 November.

Publication Date:
Thu, 03 Dec 2020 - 13:00
Webinar: The future of Ingonyama Trust: Substantive Accountability in a Post-Covid era

The Land and Accountability Research Centre (UCT) in conjunction with the Nelson Mandela Foundation will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday the 25th of November entitled: The future of Ingonyama Trust: Substantive Accountability in a Post-Covid era.



Publication Date:
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 - 10:00
Land reform and restitution amidst Covid-19 (Podcast)

On 6 May 2020, LARC Director, Nolundi Luwaya, had a conversation with Tumisang Ndlovu from Power FM about land reform and restitution amidst COVID 19.

Publication Date:
Thu, 14 May 2020 - 10:00
The National Council of Provinces revives the Traditional Courts Bill alongside 14 other Bills

On 17 October, the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) plenary adopted a resolution to revive the Traditional Courts Bill (TCB) along with 14 other Bills that had lapsed at the end of the 5th Parliament after having been processed by the National Assembly (NA) and referred to the NCOP for concurrence.  

Publication Date:
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 - 14:30