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R1.1-billion land claim ‘captured’

This story was produced in partnership with Pulitzer Center. Details of the land claim settlement for MalaMala, one...

​Elders cry over land court setback

A Land Claims Court decision reversed on appeal has devastated weary labour tenant applicants

Threats of war conclude WC land hearings

Panel at Western Cape land hearings receive conflicting ownership accounts and threats to defend land violently

Coloured civic ‘bloc’ set to contest poll

But there is already polarisation, as some activists disagree with the racist rhetoric doing the rounds

Land hunger spreads across Cape

Fed up with living in squalor, people in backyard shacks pegged out plots of land illegally

The bones echo the cry for the return of ancestral land

'Where homesteads once stood now roams towering machinery, earth-moving monsters that have reduced the walls of Maremane to rubble'

Exiled Maldives leader accuses China of ‘land grab’

The 50-year-old former president said the increased Chinese presence could threaten the Muslim-majority nation of 340 000

A township obliterates a rural life bulldozed by apartheid

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​JZ court antics dominate headlines while the destitute remain ignored

Cases about the rights of the vulnerable are overshadowed by his legal-political games.

Neighbourly complicity: Yewande Omotoso’s The Woman Next Door

In her new novel, author Yewande Omotoso takes the political into a private space.

Government ‘drags its heels’ in Hilton College Estate land claim

Labour tenants live in dire conditions and fear eviction. Meanwhile, many farmers have not been notified of claims on their land.

ConCourt hands land back to North West community

The Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela community will hold the legal rights to land they were deprived of during apartheid after seven years of litigation.

Locals face eviction as state turns paradise into a heritage park

Potentially a tourist magnet, the historic valley of the Zulu kings is at the centre of a land rights row.

Land claims open Pandora’s box

President Jacob Zuma's call for traditional leaders to claim old land may do more harm than good.

Crownless ‘king’ wants precolonial land back

The "real king of the Basotho" has warned of civil war if his "seven million people" – the Bafokeng ba-Mmutla O-Jeoa-Tala – do not get what they want.

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