Not enough public participation: Constitutional Court scraps Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act

“The importance of public participation in South Africa cannot be understated,” say judges


Law | 30 May 2023

School land occupiers demand relocation to serviced sites

East London shack dwellers say they won’t move unless it is somewhere with water, electricity and toilets


News | 26 May 2023

Families face eviction from the land they’ve farmed for generations

Housing Development Agency wants to use the land in Malmesbury for development

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News | 25 May 2023

Protesters from Khoisan occupation picket on N2

Knoflokskraal residents want to be allowed to repair their homes and be allowed to farm the land.


News | 15 May 2023

Women beaten with knobkieries in battle over Wild Coast land, court hears

Amadiba Crisis Committee secures interim interdict against development


News | 15 May 2023

Apartheid labour tenants wait their whole lives for land rights - but there are signs of hope

Activists say the appointment of a Special Master of the Land Claims Court should speed up the process

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News | 12 April 2023

Calls mount for unused military and state land to be released for housing

Housing Development Agency slammed for inaction


News | 31 March 2023

Swartland law enforcement demolish shacks on land earmarked for housing development

About 250 people attempted to occupy land reserved for the De Hoop housing development in Malmesbury


News | 31 March 2023

Langa land claimants accuse government of divide and rule

But deputy minister says delays in handing over the land are the result of disagreements between claimants


News | 27 March 2023

Cape Town’s notorious unfinished freeway finally gives way to Foreshore development

After 40 years the provincial government has relinquished a road reserve it kept for the freeway that was never built


News | 9 March 2023

Evicted waste pickers win in court

Company must rebuild homes of the “Airfield Community” on land near Waterkloof base


Law | 3 March 2023

Forcibly removed 60 years ago: Simon’s Town land claimants return

100 houses allocated to victims of the Group Areas Act


News | 27 January 2023

Five years on, Marievale army base families still in limbo

The latest relocation plan has been rejected by some of the respondents


News | 24 January 2023

Families snub R1-billion housing project

Brickvale farmers say the tiny plots are totally unsuited to their needs


News | 29 November 2022

Stopping people from letting their cattle graze amounts to eviction, says judge

Land Claims Court says the Constitution requires that ESTA be given a “generous interpretation”


Law | 21 November 2022

EFF branch chair encourages land occupation in Tshwane

The party has “allocated” 439 plots on municipal land in Ga-Rankuwa Industrial area to people


Brief | 30 September 2022