Join Wits University Press, SWOP and the Land and Accountability Research Centre for the launch of a new book: Land, Law and Chiefs in Rural South Africa Edited by William Beinart, Rosalie Kingwill and Gavin Capps
Who controls the land and minerals in the former Bantustans of South Africa - chiefs, the state or landholders?
The institutional legacy of the homelands and Bantustans under apartheid remains in the systems of landholding and local authority. These are different from most of the rest of the country. Disputes are taking place around the ownership of resources, decisions about their exploitation and who should benefit. With respect to all of these issues, the courts have become increasingly important.
These contested histories and struggles and their legal ramifications, will be discussed by William Beinart, co-editor of a new book on land, together with contributors Advocate Geoff Budlender, Dineo Skosana, researcher at the Society, Work and Politics Institute, Khumisho Moguerane from the Department of History at the University of Johannesburg, and Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, author of The Land Is Ours: Black Lawyers and the Birth of Constitutionalism in South Africa.
The event will be chaired by Nolundi Luwaya, director of the Land and Accountability Research Centre (LARC).
- Tuesday 20 July at 18:00-19:30 SAST
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