The Land

Five Quotes From Nelson Mandela On Land

The dispossession of the black inhabitants of their land was an apartheid era strategy that began with the colonisation of South Africa. Without land,...

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...

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...

“Tawedes” to an origin language as South Africa gets its first...

Some people may consider KhoiKhoi a forgotten language - but in reality, it’s used across South Africa every day. Words like dagga...

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...

Sea the Bigger Picture with Shamier Magmoet

Shamier Magmoet is a free diver from Heideveld on the Cape Flats. He is also a passionate environmentalist working hard to keep...

Malema’s Land Expropriation Resolution Passes – Helped By The ANC

On Tuesday afternoon, the parliamentary caucus of the African National Congress (ANC) chose to support a draft resolution, with amendments, introduced by the Economic...

Khoi activist: “Amazon is the 2021 version of the Dutch East...

Amazon announced their African headquarters in Cape Town, after brokering a multi-billion rand deal with the City of Cape Town. We spoke...

What does the Kiribilly judgment tell us about unlawful evictions and...

Evictions are commonplace in South Africa, due in part to extreme economic inequality and historic land dispossession. The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa's...

The Land Party: A People’s Dictatorship For South Africa

From a grassroots activism in Hermanus to formal politicals, the Land Party is aiming for national government. Leader of the party Gcobani...

UWC to develop the first dictionary of Kaaps

Kaaps is a biryani pot mixture of languages that has always had negative connotations to it. The University of the Western Cape...

“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...

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...

Affordable housing solutions can prevent flooding disasters

Each winter, areas in Cape Town flood uncontrollably. Formal and informal housing across Cape Town are subject to flooding. The worst affected...

Despair and anger mark trip to Snake Park

Driving to the Snake Park (Doornkop) community and mine, in the heart of Soweto, does not take that long. It is about an hour's...

Nazeer Sonday on the need for protecting agricultural land

When visiting Table Mountain, you will find flat land that runs between the mountain into another mountain scape. The flat land which...

“There is something sick in the area”

Mpho Tshele is a 61-year-old grandmother living in Snake Park, in the heart of Soweto. She looks after her 11-old-grandson, Koketso, who suffers from...

Vuwani residents have BEEN protesting, here’s why

On Thursday, newly-minted Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula visited Vuwani, where protesters have shut down the town for the third day in a row. At...

Xolobeni: Pro-Mining Youth Group Has Strong Ties To Mining Company

Fractures are emerging in the Xolobeni community of the Eastern Cape, as the fallout from a 2018 High Court ruling effectively barring an Australian...

Marikana settlement residents in desperate need of help after fire

Residents at the Marikana informal settlement in Cato Crest, Durban are in desperate need of assistance after a fire destroyed several households.
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