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Land conference examines how customary tenure rights remain insecure in South Africa: Highlights from the three days

19 August 2022

A summary of conference highlights follows below. See also the condensed analysis in the follow up article Day One: Summary Welcome & introduction - Nolundi Luwaya The conference convenes activists, academics and allies to draw attention back to the urgent need to secure the tenure, land and…

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South Africa’s framework for a just transition fails to recognise the climate emergency

16 August 2022

For almost three decades the ANC government failed to address the legacies of apartheid. We certainly do not expect it to rise to the challenge of ensuring a deep and transformative just transition, informed by climate justice.

Francis Wilson: A heart on fire, with a mind on ice

28 April 2022

The life and work of labour economist Francis Wilson was one of the inspirations for the Land Portal data story Double dispossession? A history of land and mining in South Africa's former homelands.  The data story was published on the 28th April - the day on which Wilson died aged 82.  We publish…

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Mining, land rights and the environment: Political economies of conflict, displacement and resource capture in Southern Africa

20 October 2022

A review of initiatives and reports which examine the impacts of mining in four countries in Southern and Central Africa

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Land Portal at CLPA: The Decolonization of Customary Law and Institutions

Wednesday, 3rd November 2021 3:25 – 4:25 pm - Central Europe Time 4:25 - 5:25 pm in Zimbabwe and South Africa 5:25 - 6:25 pm - East African Time   This side event takes place in the frame of the Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA) on 1-4 November 2021 and  with the focus on “Land governance…