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,...

Land: Why So Afraid Of A Debate?

If there ever was any doubt that different South Africans mean completely different things when they speak about the land, the debate sparked in...

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...

5 Things You Never Knew About Black Revolutionary Robert Sobukwe

Forty years ago on this day, February 27, Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe passed away. Sobukwe was a prominent South African political dissident who founded the...

The WC drought is battering the agricultural industry

The City of Cape Town has managed to delay Day Zero until mid-May, as a result of declining agricultural usage and a generous...

Not just Cape Town – How SA faces a bleak water...

The Institute for Security Studies released a report on Monday detailing how the water crisis in South Africa is much bigger than Cape Town....

Marievale community was once a thriving village till the soldiers came...

The once self reliant people of the Marievale community now wait on the state to prevent the military from terrorising them, and their return...

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...

Marievale community back in court to stop the army’s unlawful evictions

Marievale residents will be back in court later this week after the High Court heard and heard an application to interdict evictions from a...

“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...

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...

Ex-Marievale residents’ shacks demolished while trying to build them

The Marievale community have been terrorised by SANDF soldiers since they were evicted from their homes in November last year. Now they are being...

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...

Court halts mining company’s bullying-tactic evictions in KZN

A mining company has been making an attempt to evict a community from its land in the northern KwaZulu-Natal town of Dannhauser and to...

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...

Allegations of intimidation and torture as Marievale residents are evicted from...

Residents from Marievale who were granted a court interdict on Wednesday are still being evicted from their homes on the military base in Nigel....

Joburg High Court grants interdict preventing SANDF from evicting Marievale residents

Residents from the Marievale community were granted an urgent interim interdict to prevent the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) from evicting them from...

Marievale residents say SANDF is illegally evicting them from military base

Members of the Marievale community say they have been traumatised almost daily for the past week by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF)...

Zimbabwe’s villagers hope for an end to Grace Mugabe’s land grab

Seventeen years ago, hundreds of families were resettled onto a lush green estate in Mazowe, a farming district 35km north of Zimbabwe’s capital. In...
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