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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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Villagers want authorities to build a wall to divide them

Residents in Zitha and Sicamba in the Eastern Cape have been feuding since last year

By Sibahle Siqathule - 11 April 2019
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Court orders tribal authority to act democratically

Traditional leadership can be compatible with democracy and the Constitution

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 28 May 2018
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Families evicted by tribal authority want to go back to their land

Residents of Bhungeni were moved to make way for shopping mall

By Mbulelo Sisulu - 12 April 2017
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Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill: MPs failed dismally to consult the public

Flawed hearings made a mockery of constitutional requirements

By Sobantu Mzwakali - 5 April 2017
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San Council launches code of ethics for researchers

Research must be on our terms, says council

By Melanie Gosling - 3 March 2017
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Hearings on Khoi San Bill held with no translation into Khoi and San languages

Portfolio committee hearings in Northern Cape off to shaky start

By Nolundi Luwaya - 1 December 2016
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State is reinforcing apartheid injustices in rural areas

Traditional leaders have jurisdiction over land within the same apartheid boundaries that were carved out under Bantu Authorities Act

By Philile Ntuli and Thiyane Duda - 19 September 2016