The Land

“The Lie of 1652” debunks colonial and apartheid land myths

The Lie of 1652 by Patric Tariq Mellet joins a growing list of books retelling the history of South Africa, focusing on...

Thato Moagi: Taking on challenges to achieve farming dreams

IN THEIR OWN WORDS  Thato Moagi, the first South African to receive the Nuffield Agricultural Scholarship talks about...

#StoptheSale activists celebrate Tafelberg victory

It could be a huge stride against Apartheid spatial planning in Cape Town. The Western Cape High Court ruled in favour of...

Rent Strike Planned For South Africa

South Africans are organising a rent strike in the wake of the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak. In a...

We Need Long-lasting Solutions For South Africa’s Informal Settlement Residents

By Lauren Royston and Maanda Makwarela It has taken a very long time for land reform to be taken...

Gangs, Guns And Bullets: The Western Cape Is At War

The Cape Flats and Townships of the Western Cape are war zones. The release of the 2018/2019 SAPS crime statistics depicts an...

Traditional Khoi-San Leadership Act Underpinned By Idea That Rural People Cannot...

by Richard Raber, PhD Student, African History, Indiana University Bloomington Last week South African President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the...

Why The Tafelberg Case Is Key To Stubborn Apartheid Spatial planning...

EXPLAINER The fight for affordable social housing continues in South Africa. The Cape Town High Court has been...

Fixing The Broken Food System

Zayaan Khan wants to mend the “broken food system”.  Growing up in Woodstock and District Six, Khan says she...

No Solutions In Sight For The Rohingya, Two Years On

Sitting in a teashop in Kutupalong megacamp, Bibi Jan tugs on her sleeve. She’s covering up scars inflicted during the largest-ever episode...

India Revokes Kashmir’s Special Status

The revoking of Article 370 in Kashmir is causing massive outrage around the world. Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed area bordering...

African Countries And The State Of Their Environments: The Best And...

Social and economic changes in Africa are being driven by increasing prosperity and heavy foreign investment. Money has been poured into activities such as...

Zindzi Mandela, And The Limits On Black Pain

Far from scrambling to silence the ambassador’s comments on land, the government should be wondering why it is allowing itself to be...

Abahlali baseMjondolo Offices Burgled After Call For Durban Mayor To Step...

The shackdwellers movement Abahlali baseMjondolo are fearing for their lives following a break at their Durban central offices on Wednesday night. According...

Abahlali BaseMjondolo Endorse The Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party

The shackdwellers movement Abahlali baseMjondolo has announced that it will be voting the National Union of Metalworkers of SA's political party, the...

The EFF: A Radical Bid For State Power

It’s difficult to believe that the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) was only formed in 2013. In just six years, the party has...

The Rise Of Urban Farming In Johannesburg

Small farms and gardens have begun popping up all around the Johannesburg inner-city. The contrasts between the bustling urban environment and the...

Durban: Fresh Land Grabs In Cato Crest

Different areas in Durban have been sparked by land grabs over the last two weeks, with the most recent one being in Cato Crest,...

Maimane: Land Expropriation Fight Is Going To Court

The fight over the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution will be taken to court, Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane said at the...

Minority Front: SA Must Have Separate Ministries For Minorities

"The day Indian minorities say they don't need the Minority Front (MF) to protect their rights and that they're comfortable in the new democracy...
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