LAND

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Eleventh-hour delay in court case involving King Goodwill Zwelithini

Zulu royal land trust is accused of “extorting” millions from rural residents

By Tony Carnie - 20 November 2019
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“We didn’t ask for much” – seven years after the De Doorns uprising

“We are getting to a point where we will definitely see another strike soon”

By Barbara Maregele - 11 November 2019
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Land occupation named after Mayor Bobani erupts in protests

“He said we can rebuild our shacks and live here. He promised to give us toilets, water and electricity”

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 29 October 2019
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Occupations are the tool to hold government to account, say housing activists

Reclaim The City holds AGM

By Aisha Abdool Karim - 21 October 2019
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Khayelitsha land occupation grows under cover of darkness

About 400 families now live in Zweledinga says community leader

By Vincent Lali - 17 October 2019
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“Illegal and criminal” demolitions in Durban, say shack dwellers

“This was a new invasion and the people had not settled there. No court order was required,” says City

By Musa Binda - 16 October 2019
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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