Community Videos Theme 3: Land Reform
Community groups, local and regional forums are addressing key concerns identified in the research. Through regional and national TA events these forums are connected with each other to gain a stronger voice and to push for the alternative, pro-poor development trajectories. Community members, with support from NGO staff, have produced short videos on pressing issues that emerged from the research such as access to land, post-land reform challenges, marketing of agricultural produce, evictions, and customary rights to marine resources.
Mavungeni: a post-settlement tragedy, Limpopo
The challenges in land reform in South Africa are illustrated by the experiences of people in Mavungeni. Conflict about who the rightful claimants are and the lack of Government support, stifle agricultural productivity.
Watch the video by Stephina Ngoasheng, David Baloyi and Sipho Baloyi, supported by Nkuzi Development Association.
Human rights violations against the fishing communities of Dwesa Cwebe, Eastern Cape
Successful claimants of the Dwesa Cwebe Nature Reserve in Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, remain disenfranchised and are treated like criminals when exercising their customary right to utilize the marine resources and uphold their ancestral land.
Watch the video by Bongani Dumezweni, Nomzamo Mtukwini, and Zipho Xego, supported by Transkei Land Service Organisation(TRALSO).
Victims of eviction, Western Cape
In Mitchells Plain, Western Cape, South Africa, people from different informal settlements come together “as one blood and one people” in solidarity with Tafelsig residents who are being evicted.
Watch the video by Faeza Meyer and Ebrahiem Fourie, supported by Workers’ World Media Productions.
Community video project by Tshintsha Amakhaya.
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Tshintsha Amakhaya is a civil society alliance for land and food justice in South Africa. Rural women and men stand united in solidarity to advance their rights and secure livelihoods.
Our members are farm workers, farm dwellers, smallholder farmers, fisher folk, forest dwellers, livestock keepers, people on communal land and people on church land