Tembeka Ngcukaitobi

Tembeka Ngcukaitobi: The ANC’s inertia on land could be the betrayal of its founding principles

The party’s founders focused it’s mission on the problem of the day – land – which remains a central issue. Yet, since 1994, the ANC has been hesitant and timid in resolving the land question.

Let us never forget: The South African Constitution is written in blood

By recalling the true origins of constitutionalism in our country, we can make sense of the Constitution’s promise and it can – perhaps once again – play its redemptive role

No more excuses for land inertia

In the second of a three-part series on South Africa’s land question, Tembeka Ngcukaitobi says the constitution is clear: land seized under colonial states must be returned. But there is only policy confusion and elite possession

Land, slavery and cattle matter: To move forward, we need to look back

In a three-part series on South Africa’s land question, Tembeka Ngcukaitobi takes a look at the colonial conquests that drove us here

The rule of law in times of crisis: Covid-19 and the state of disaster

Under a state of national disaster, some rights may be suspended. But it is critical to remember that the Constitution itself is not suspended

What section 25 means for land reform

Constitutional changes can’t resolve the real causes of slow and fraught transformation of property ownership

Clear policies needed for effective land reform

Section 25 of the Constitution is the key but a new Expropriation Act is also urgently needed

Makhanda’s prophecy must be fulfilled

It’s 200 years since the Xhosa were driven from their land and it has not yet been restored to them

The land wars of 2019: Analysing the EFF and ANC manifestos

The ANC proposes to continue working with large agricultural businesses, an approach that has to date marginalised small-scale farmers

Land reform needs laws and imagination

Redistribution must favour the poor and include the ability to make the land productive

Let the world know that women were once not ‘persons’ in the eyes of the law

The Union of South Africa and the women struggle for visibility in the courts

How land expropriation would work

The way in which land is expropriated is just as important as the outcomes that are achieved

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