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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

Farm dwellers fight to access water and other basic services

Municipalities have failed to prioritise the rights of labour tenants and farmworkers

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

Court must declare Cape Town’s ‘inhuman’ demolitions, evictions illegal, says law centre

The city argues that it is not carrying out evictions, but is acting against land invasions

Court victory for 400 000 elderly black women

An apartheid law that dispossessed black women of the assets accrued during their marriages has finally been scrapped after a Pinetown pensioner, facing impoverishment, went to court

Ceres residents fight ‘unnecessary’ water rationing

Impoverished residents have sought legal advice after the Witzenberg Municipality withdrew indigent subsidies for those who refused to allow it to install water management devices.

High court forbids expulsion of undocumented children

This follows an application by the Centre for Child Law, Phakamisa High School and 37 children — represented by the Legal Resources Centre against DBE

Jinxed by the Ingonyama board

My three days of wading through court papers and no story is like wee Paddy’s three days of an SAA flight

Sexual abuse in the workplace: a symptom of a larger system of power gone rogue

South Africa’s public-interest sector is not clean of alleged sex pests in the office

Pupils still forced to walk to class

Some schools have been applying for scholar transport since 2011 — to no avail

Class action win for SGB teachers

Those who should have been paid by the department may apply for compensation

​Elders cry over land court setback

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

LRC allows ‘harasser’ to resign

The scandal-hit lawyer has picked up where he left off with cases, frustrating his female accusers

Labour tenants to be first in line

They live on the land and till the land, but don’t own the land. Expropriation could remedy this

Labour tenants reach shaky agreement with the department

Mwelase case claimants are adamant about their right to acquire their ancestral land.

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