The Land

5 Misconceptions About The Land Cleared

The land question is a complex topic wrapped up in a number of challenges. On Thursday 19 April, the Institute for Poverty, Land and...

Gwede Mantashe Invades Xolobeni

"It felt like it was the first or second world war. We asked ourselves what the need for so many police was," Nonhle Mbuthuma...

Here’s why we need to give zama-zamas mining permits

In August, informal miners marched on the department of mineral resources (DMR) in Pretoria to demand the legalisation of small-scale mining and a moratorium...

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...

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...

Mashaba points finger at civil society: #JhbFire ‘was bound to happen’

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has once again shown anti-poor sentiment, this time in the wake of the devastating fire at the Cape York building in...

5 Points From The ANC Election Manifesto

On Saturday, the African National Congress president Cyril Ramaphosa launched the party's manifesto for the 2019 elections - promising an inclusive economy, and a...

Joburg’s nationalistic attitude rears its head in Fattis Mansions, Cape York...

The divergent realities of people evicted from Fattis Mansions last week, and the victims of the Cape York fire, have highlighted Johannesburg’s nationalistic attitudes...

Heavy rains in Durban are a curse for shack dwellers

While Durban has imposed water restrictions to cope with the nationwide drought, the rain that has fallen doesn't always bring prosperity for some of...

Durban: The Government Is Attempting To Evict People Living With Disabilities

"All we want is to remain at the centre, work and get our money. Our families are hungry," visually impaired Evelyn Gumede told the...

NDZ’s Radical Economic Transformation vs CR17’s New Deal: a summary

The two front-runners for incoming president of the African National Congress, Cyril Ramaphosa (CR17) and Nkosazana-Dlamini Zuma (NDZ), have outlined their policy positions should...

The Last Moments Of The Student Shot At DUT

UPDATE: Hospital manager at City Hospital Rafeek Nakooda said the DUT student was rushed to hospital with his friends. As far as they know,...

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...

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 Question part 1: What is land reform?

Julius Malema, Commander-in-Chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), frequently gets into trouble for inflammatory statements encouraging supporters to occupy white-owned land. His comments...

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...

ESCR: SA Must Fulfil Its Human Rights Obligations For All South...

On Saturday the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) co-hosted a solidarity meeting with Abahlali baseMjondolo in partnership with Socio-Economic Rights...

Why Abahlali baseMjondolo Won’t Contest In The Elections

South African general elections are nearing and one of the major social movements for human rights, Abahlali baseMjondolo say this year's vote will be...

The other water crisis: Eastern Cape is in serious danger

The Cape water crisis has shaken South Africa. The reality that easy access to clean running water will soon be stripped from one of...

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...
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