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Lucas Ledwaba

Lucas Ledwaba

    amaHlubi’s battle against colonial legacy heads to high court
    amaHlubi’s battle against colonial legacy heads to high court
    Early on Saturday morning an incessant drizzle showers the land and a dark cover of cloud hangs in the sky. AmaHlubi elders and warriors are...
    Royal battle looms as Bapedi go to court again
    Royal battle looms as Bapedi go to court again
    The never-ending battle over the throne of the Bapedi Marota, which has been the subject of court litigation for almost three decades, may be...
    This land is our chemist
    This land is our chemist
    Elias Thabo Marotola was hard at work harvesting medicinal plants in a thicket at the foot of the Mogodumo mountain in Limpopo when he suddenly...
    Legal land battle looms for Pretoria East
    Legal land battle looms for Pretoria East
    A protracted legal battle stands in the way of the Bakgatla ba Lekhuleni clan’s attempt to lay claim to large parts of the country’s capital,...
    ​Elders cry over land court setback
    ​Elders cry over land court setback
    When 104-year-old Zabalaza Mshengu died three weeks ago, he had not seen justice. His comrades, with whom he had been fighting a protracted legal...
    The battle for restitution in Alex is never-ending
    The battle for restitution in Alex is never-ending
    Lydia Shadi Nhlapo’s mother was resting under a tree on her property in Second Avenue in Alexandra when she was rudely interrupted by an employee...
    Black farmers fall in the furrows
    Black farmers fall in the furrows
    Monday is harvest day at Tebogo Hlangwane’s cucumber farm. Her hoarse voice is barely audible because of a fierce bout of flu. But she’s back...
    Death ends Sara Tsebe’s mine battle
    Death ends Sara Tsebe’s mine battle
    In life Sara Tsebe refused to move to Rooibokpan to make way for Anglo American Platinum’s expansion of the biggest open-cast platinum mine in...
    Scramble for minerals leaves rural families homeless
    Scramble for minerals leaves rural families homeless
    It could well have been 1960 but it wasn’t. It was March 2018 as Dudu Hadebe watched in horror as bulldozers, under the watch of police officers,...
    Rural life under the yoke of baas and chief
    Rural life under the yoke of baas and chief
    A pylon towers over the grave of Langwane Jandluma Makhanya on a sugar cane farm in Ten Bosch.
    Another day of terror for Lekota
    Another day of terror for Lekota
    Congress of the People (Cope) leader Mosioua Lekota should be worried about his party's chances in the 2019 general elections if sentiments...
    Cops step in to stop DA, EFF members in land hearing brawl
    Cops step in to stop DA, EFF members in land hearing brawl
    Police had to intervene to save a young Democratic Alliance (DA) supporter from being attacked by a group of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)...