On the 11th June the Pietermaritzburg High Court ruled that the Ingonyama Trust (created as the last legislative act of the outgoing apartheid government in 1994) had adopted an illegal policy of forcing people living on land that had occupied for generations to sign leases and pay rent to the Trust.
Dr. Rickde Satge
Member of the Land Portal local knowledge engagement team developing country profiles for Southern, Central and Eastern Africa - developing country narratives and historical timelines for Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Namibia ,Somalia and Zimbabwe.
Profiling land researchers and organisations to strengthen open knowledge exchange.
Senior Research Associate with Phuhlisani NPC.
Curator of specialist land news and analysis website https://knowledgebase.land
Land linked Twitter account @knowledgebasel
A recent publication Urban Planning in the Global South co-authored with Vanessa Watson addresses the on-going crisis of informality in rapidly growing cities of the global South.