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Ingonyama Trust to get a new board ‘soon’

The ITB’s term ended about six months ago and the deadline to establish a new one has passed

‘Scrap Ingonyama’s unlawful leases’

Customary law and residents’ customary rights have been degraded, the high court has heard

Rural women take the Ingonyama Trust to court

Forced to sign lease agreements and pay rent for land they have been living on for years, residents have had enough and are taking the Ingonyama Trust to court

King’s land body stops staff cuts

The Ingonyama Trust Board’s interim leaders won’t retrench employees until the land reform minister confirms new board

Finance probe into the Ingonyama Trust Board goes ahead

The threat of legal action from ITB chairperson Jerome Ngwenya fails to halt forensic audit ordered by the land reform minister

Ingonyama Trust hit with forensic audit

ITB chair says land reform minister has no authority over him and only his king can tell him what to do

Illegal land sales head to court

Two state departments have done nothing about the sale of people’s land in Umnini by an inkosi –and R2.5-million has still not been accounted for

Ingonyama Trust Board moves to retrench staff

More than 50 workers at the Ingonyama Trust Board have been issued section 189 notices

Reinstated Ingonyama Trust managers hit with retrenchment notices

The effect of Covid-19 and the land reform department’s freeze of R23-million because the ITB didn’t comply with budget submissions are cited as some of the reasons for the staff cuts

Didiza intervenes in ‘paralysed’ Ingonyama Trust Board

Labour disputes and withheld funding for noncompliance have rocked the board, which is supposed to administer about three million hectares on behalf of King Goodwill Zwelithini

Court orders that Ingonyama Trust Board staff be paid their salaries

Embattled KwaZulu-Natal land trust loses in court, after ceasing paying salaries to some workers in March

Case lays bare Ingonyama’s dealings

Staff members claim they are fall guys for the failure of the Ingonyama Trust Board, which manages large swathes of KwaZulu-Natal

Ingonyama boss’s rent debt rises

Tenants in arrears are being evicted, but no action has been taken against the board’s chairperson

Ingonyama Trust Board blames lawyer for ‘negligent’ eviction of Umnini resort owner

​The Ingonyama Trust Board has denied responsibility for the illegal eviction of a KwaZulu-Natal South Coast resort owner

Cosatu’s new KZN leaders take on Ingonyama

The Cosatu in KwaZulu-Natal wants people who live on land controlled by the Ingonyama Trust to be given individual land tenure rights

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