LAND

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Bonteheuwel women fight auction of their garden

Residents say they weren’t consulted about the sale, while city councillor encourages them to bid for the property

By Sandisiwe Shoba - 17 September 2019
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Traditional leaders want land for initiation schools

Informal settlements in Nelson Mandela Bay are crowding out schools, they say

By Joseph Chirume - 2 September 2019
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King Zwelithini’s trust keeps people poor

Ingonyama Trust denies customary ownership rights to people living on its land

By Zenande Booi and Nokwanda Sihlali - 29 August 2019
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Court orders hundreds of Kraaifontein farm dwellers to be relocated to Philippi

“The judgment doesn’t understand the reality confronting the people of Klein Akker Farm” says community leader

By Vincent Lali - 23 August 2019
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Small-scale farmers demand access to land

“Our animals graze in yards and graveyards because there is no land for us”

By Joseph Chirume - 23 August 2019
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Concourt ruling on labour tenants sends message on government inefficiency

Appointing a special master to assist the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform is not judicial overreach

By Zoë Postman and Wilmien Wicomb - 21 August 2019
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Hundreds stranded by roadside after massive farm eviction in Kraaifontein

Evictees say all their possessions were seized

By Vincent Lali - 21 August 2019
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Court upholds right of farm residents to bury their loved ones

SCA rules protecting an occupier’s religious and cultural rights is consistent with treating them with respect and dignity

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 21 August 2019
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New land occupiers say they are flood victims

People relocating to Mpukwini from Island informal settlement had their shacks demolished on the weekend

By Vincent Lali - 19 August 2019
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Land occupiers say they paid R150,000 for plots, but where is the money?

Hundreds of people from Endlovini informal settlement in Port Elizabeth demand answers from ward committee

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 8 August 2019
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New round of demolitions in Cato Manor

Shack dwellers say their belongings were torched, leaving them destitute

By Musa Binda - 5 August 2019
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Attitudes towards land occupations have to change, say researchers

Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa has released a series of reports on informal settlements

By Velani Ludidi - 29 July 2019
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Gauteng wants blanket court interdict on land occupations

Human Settlements MEC briefs South African Human Rights Commission after protests in Alexandra

By Zoë Postman - 23 July 2019
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SANDF soldiers accused of terrorising immigrant shack dwellers

“The soldiers said it was just a teaser of what they will do to the rest of Happiness Village residents”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 23 July 2019
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Family living along R44 in Paarl buy a house

The family plans to move to Wellington at the end of July

By Barbara Maregele - 19 July 2019
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The land is “unsuitable for habitation” says municipality, but thousands live on it

Sikiti informal settlement in Butterworth, Eastern Cape, was established over 20 years ago

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 19 July 2019