Land Grabs

SANDF Must Provide Alternative Accommodation For Marievale Residents, Court Rules

The Pretoria High Court granted a victory to the embattled Marievale community, ruling on Wednesday morning that the South African National Defence Force (SANDF)...

The Law Behind The Marievale Evictions: SANDF Was Never Deployed

With the residents of Marievale appearing in the Pretoria High Court on Wednesday, 9 May to have their housing rights protected, TIM FISH HODGSON...

Marievale Community Awaits Court Ruling Against Forced Evictions By SANDF

On Thursday, 3 May, members of a Marievale community, a community of approximately 600 people (150 families), approached the Pretoria High Court seeking...

Mining Affected Communities Come Out In Support Of Xolobeni

Tuesday, 24 April marked the second day of the court proceedings between the Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC), the department of mineral resources (DRM), and...

Why Land Occupations Play A Key Role In Land Reform

South Africa’s stagnant land reform process has led to the frustration and delayed dispossession of many. With the conversation of landlessness comes that of...

The Xolobeni Community Is Fighting For A Voice In Mining Decisions

From Monday 23 April until Wednesday 25 April, the Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC) will be meeting the department of mineral resources (DMR) and Australian...

The Politics Of ‘Expropriation Of Land Without Compensation’ In South Africa

In a speech presented at the Urbanization: Impact of land availability - focus on land occupation Indaba organised by MEC for human settlements and...

Separating Fact From Fiction: The History of the Establishment of Israel

The establishment of the state of Israel was never recognised by the UN Security Council, which is the only body with the authority to...

Marievale Evictions: The SANDF Is Still Barring Residents From Their Homes

Marievale residents have yet again been barred from returning to their homes despite a court ruling by the High Court in Johannesburg stating they...

The Democratic Alliance On Land

The Democratic Alliance (DA) vehemently disagrees with the expropriation of land without compensation policy. Speaking at Constitutional Hill on Monday, the party leader Mmusi...

Marievale community pickets against SANDF outside Gauteng military bases

On Wednesday, advocacy organisation Right2Know (R2K) Gauteng picketed outside three military bases in Gauteng against the evictions of Marievale community members who have been...

They destroyed his home. Then his case was thrown out of...

On November 27 the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (Seri) filed heads of argument in an application for leave to appeal the Durban...

Children fall victim to state ineptitude and capitalist land-grab in Kenya

Kenya found its way into the international media for all wrong reasons last week. Images of Kenyan police brutally breaking up a demonstration by young children waving twigs,...
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