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Aninka Claassens

Aninka Claassens

    Land claims could blow up in Zuma's face
    Land claims could blow up in Zuma's face
    Competing demands on land could ignite serious violence and people are being robbed of their rights, writes Aninka Claassens.
    Reviled Land Act is being re-enacted
    Reviled Land Act is being re-enacted
    The irony of two "tribal" Bills that serve the interests of chiefs over ordinary citizens appears to be lost on the ANC, writes Aninka Claassens.
    1913 Land Act: Bantustans left untransformed
    1913 Land Act: Bantustans left untransformed
    The trajectory of the land Acts of 1913 and 1936 lays bare two interrelated processes of dispossession and disenfranchisement.
    The Traditional Courts Bill is a legal travesty
    The Traditional Courts Bill is a legal travesty
    The Traditional Courts Bill gives chiefs autocratic powers over people forced into tribal boundaries they reject, writes Aninka Claassens.
    What's wrong with the Traditional Courts Bill
    What's wrong with the Traditional Courts Bill
    Customary courts are valuable institutions. They provide millions of South Africans access to justice they would not otherwise have. They are more accessible and affordable than existing formal courts and in general reflect the values of the people who choose to use them.
    What's wrong with the Traditional Courts Bill
    What's wrong with the Traditional Courts Bill
    Customary courts are valuable institutions. They provide millions of South Africans access to justice they would not otherwise have. They are more accessible and affordable than existing formal courts and in general reflect the values of the people who choose to use them.