Amatole June 16 Event

Villages come together to mark June 16 The female chief, Obekekileyo Nosizwe Mhlambiso, of the Ngqikambo Traditional Council was the host of a vibrant event marking June 16 which brought together communities from 13 villages in the Amatole Basin. Several community groups and government bodies sent delegates to be spearkers at event, including  Amatole Youth … Read more

Zoar activists occupy Amalienstein Farm

English Sesotho Afrikaans isiXhosa English Zoar community occupies farm Community activists in Zoar, in the Kannaland Municipality, have taken over the Amalienstein Farm and so far authorities have done nothing to frustrate their efforts. Early in July, community members began tilling land, planting seeds and generally trying to rehabilitate the farm, which many claim has … Read more

Sicambeni community demand greater access to their natural resources

  English Afrikaans Xhosa English Sicambeni Community demands greater access to their Natural Resources The pristine coastal forest land along the Wild Coast was rocked by a mass protest action on Friday 30 July as local indigenous communities rose up to demand greater access to their natural resources. Residents from Sicambeni village along with activists … Read more

Locusts destroy household gardens in Mqayise

Busisiwe Mgangxela This article appeared in the Inyanda Community News newspaper, which is published every two months by the Inyanda National Land Movement and distributed nationwide through its affiliate organisations. SPONSORED MY MDDA  Small holder farmers from five villages in Mqayise received prompt assistance from the state when locusts began destroying their crops. It was … Read more

GROOT CONSTANTIA PURSUES EVICTION AMID VICTORY IN LADYSMITH

This article appeared in the Inyanda Community News newspaper, which is published every two months by the Inyanda National Land Movement and distributed nationwide through its affiliate organisations. SPONSORED MY MDDA  The historic Groot Constantia Wine Estate in Cape Town went to Court on Tuesday February 14 to try and enforce an eviction order against a … Read more

MUNICIPALITY AIMING TO DESTROY SMALL SCALE FARMERS

This article appeared in the Inyanda Community News newspaper, which is published every two months by the Inyanda National Land Movement and distributed nationwide through its affiliate organisations.  Land activists are up in arms after the Caledon Magistrate Court failed to resolve the issue of a small-scale farmer’s livestock that the Theewaterskloof Municipality wants to … Read more

Budget 2017 – More money for agriculture, land reform

This article appeared in the Inyanda Community News newspaper, which is published every two months by the Inyanda National Land Movement and distributed nationwide through its affiliate organisations.  This year in the budget speech of Finance Minister Gordhan, agriculture and agro-processing were prioritised. Government allocated R26.5bn towards agriculture, rural development and land reform in the 2017/18 … Read more

Alternative Mining Indaba – activists counter government messages

This article appeared in the Inyanda Community News newspaper, which is published every two months by the Inyanda National Land Movement and distributed nationwide through its affiliate organisations.  Every year the city of Cape Town hosts a Mining Indaba. This event is jointly organised by the mining sector and the government. It attracts mining companies, … Read more

FARMER DEMOLISHED OUR ANCESTORS GRAVES

By Bishop Mbungela This article appeared in the Inyanda Community News newspaper, which is published every two months by the Inyanda National Land Movement and distributed nationwide through its affiliate organisations.  Former farmer dwellers and former farm workers from a large farm in Limpopo are accusing the owner, Mr Riaan du Plessis, of demolishing and … Read more