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Lucas Ledwaba

Lucas Ledwaba

    Suffering litigants rejoice over mining houses’ R5-billion silicosis settlement
    Suffering litigants rejoice over mining houses’ R5-billion silicosis settlement
    Mthobeli Gangatha often coughs up blood. This has become a normal part of life for the former mineworker. He has learnt to accept that nothing, not...
    Silicosis: Too late for some as gold mines pay up
    Silicosis: Too late for some as gold mines pay up
    Ziyanda Manjati, as she so often does, was calling to inform a former mineworker living in the rural Eastern Cape about a meeting. The family...
    Battle to salvage the soul of Venda’s sacred sites
    Battle to salvage the soul of Venda’s sacred sites
    The land is more than just the dusty earth on which we stand. We grow from the soil and we go back to it. This week Lucas Ledwaba writes about...
    ‘White man said he found our land to build a school’
    ‘White man said he found our land to build a school’
    Mndeni Sikhakhane is old and blind but he loves his ancestral land too much to allow this to deter him from joining his people’s ongoing struggle...
    Mlangeni unearths the land of his father
    Mlangeni unearths the land of his father
    The Mlangeni family was about to give up on their mission to find their grandfather’s grave on the Free State farm when someone tripped over a...
    Playwright opens file on OR Tambo the dictator
    Playwright opens file on OR Tambo the dictator
    It will never be easy to take a critical look at the legacy of a historical icon such as Oliver Reginald Tambo but playwright Sello Maseko bravely...
    Healing resurrects blighted land above Mamelodi
    Healing resurrects blighted land above Mamelodi
    Ephraim Mabena was shocked to see a body hanging from a tree while he was busy clearing rubble from wasteland he was hoping to transform into a...
    Sharing the land among those who work it
    Sharing the land among those who work it
    The land is not just the dusty earth on which we stand. It is a kinship with our ancestors. It is an affirmation of self. It is the aspiration...
    Asbestos curse continues to kill as ex-miners fight for compensation
    Asbestos curse continues to kill as ex-miners fight for compensation
    In the Northern Cape, former mineworkers and their families live with lung-destroying diseases and barely survive financially. Lucas Ledwaba...
    Land reform a podium pipe dream
    Land reform a podium pipe dream
    The ANC faces the prospect of going into next year’s general election without having covered any real ground in addressing the burning issue of...
    The bones echo the cry for the return of ancestral land
    The bones echo the cry for the return of ancestral land
    The man holds up a pair of what appears to be human bones in his hands.
    Bop citizens tell of ‘days of plenty’ under Mangope
    Bop citizens tell of ‘days of plenty’ under Mangope
    A naughty, nostalgic smile flashes across Peter Nnane’s weathered face as he recounts how he was once arrested by the Bophutha­tswana police...