THE FAILURE OF LAND REFORM EMPOWERMENT PROJECTS

By Busisiwe Mgangxela The Land Reform project was mainly meant to empower black people and  to  redress the historical injustice of land dispossession, denial of access to land and forced removals. However, the policy has dismally failed to address these problems. Even today after 23 years of democracy – black people are still being exploited … Read more

Openbare raadpleging oor die tradisionele en KhoiSan Leierskap Wetsontwerp is ‘n skyn

Die tradisionele en KhoiSan Leierskap Wetsontwerp (TKLB) druis in teen die demokratiese gees, letter en bedoeling van ons land se Grondwet. Dit sal die stamstelsel terugbring na die platteland en terselfdertyd  die landelike gemeenskappe de-demokratiseer. Die openbare verhore van die regering wat gehou is in die land sedert Desember, is self ‘n skyn waar die … Read more

WOMEN TACKLE PROPOSED NEW LAWS ON TRADITIONAL LIFE

TCOE Reporter In celebration of International Women’s Day in March, the South African Rural Women’s Assembly (RWA hosted a workshop on the Traditional Courts Bill and The Traditional Khoi-san Leadership Bill (TKLB). The purpose of the workshop was to discuss the implications of these bills for rural women. Rural women from across South Africa were … Read more

Amafama azakhela iNursery ngomhla Human Rights

By Busisiwe Mgangxela Umhla wama 21 ku March ube yimini adibene ngayo amafama akwa Matole basin eyi yenye yee corridor ze lizwi la mafama kweziyi 9. Aqale kwakusasa kudibene oo mama noo tata besomba imingxuma befaka neepali. La mafama ancediswe yi NGO i Zingisa Educational Trust ngoku bathengela yonke i material xa la mafama abona … Read more

Youth rights workshop for rural youth

TCOE Reporter Over 20 young people from the Langeburg rural area in the Western Cape, including migrant youth, came together in Cape Town recently for a two-day workshop around human rights and land reform. Organised by TCOE, the workshop targeted youth that were active in Mawubuye Lands Rights Forum, farm workers union CSAAWU and the … Read more

TCOE welcomes proposed Land Commission

 TCOE welcomes proposed Land Commission The TCOE has welcomed the proposed establishment of a national Land Commission, which will keep on record the ownership details of every single private agricultural land holding. The proposal is contained in the Regulation of Agricultural Land Holdings Bill, which was released for public comment earlier this year. In its … Read more

Appeal Board rejects GM potatoes for South Africa

The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) welcomes the recent decision made by the Minister of Agriculture, Water Affairs and Fisheries and an Appeal Board rejecting the commercialisation of genetically modified (GM) potatoes in South Africa. The ACB with the support of the South African public, vigorously campaigned over a number of years against the Agricultural … Read more