Author

 
Lucas Ledwaba

Lucas Ledwaba

    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)...
    Hard day for Lekota at land hearings
    Hard day for Lekota at land hearings
    Members of the public showed they could go one better than MPs in howling and taking potshots during public hearings into proposed constitutional...
    Section 25 hearings underscore the racial economic divide
    Section 25 hearings underscore the racial economic divide
    Songstress Letta Mbulu’s 1990s hit Not Yet Uhuru playing softly on the PA system during lunch at the Marble Hall Town Hall summed up the...
    Malema steals the show at Limpopo land hearings
    Malema steals the show at Limpopo land hearings
    Star-struck Limpopo residents turned a parliamentary public hearing session into a platform to heap praise on Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)...
    Juju and Lekota tiff mars Limpopo land hearings
    Juju and Lekota tiff mars Limpopo land hearings
    Congress of the People (Cope) leader Mosioua Lekota was forced to move from his front seat at the parliamentary public hearings into land expropriation constitutional after a tiff with Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema....
    Shaky start to Limpopo land hearings
    Shaky start to Limpopo land hearings
    It took Manare Frans Molele at least three hours to drive to the municipal hall in Jane Furse, Limpopo, where scores of people had gathered to make...
    Lives in limbo as despair seeps into mining ghost town
    Lives in limbo as despair seeps into mining ghost town
    Nelson Lesufi spends his days with his back bowed, fixing potholes, hoping for a welcome “loosey” (cool drink) as a respite from the unrelenting sun....