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Traditional leaders use archaic laws to cling to the land

Author: Thiyane Duda

MAYIBUYE iAfrika! 

This was a rallying cry that defined the struggle against colonialism and apartheid. 

This slogan refers, among other things, to the land which was taken away from Africans by colonists.But this dream has not been realised under the land reform programme post-1994 because of tension in approaches. 

Traditional leaders claim that land was taken from them and should be returned to them, while rural communities argue that the land belongs to the people. Both parties reference different versions of custom in their arguments. 

Follow the link below to read the Custom Contested article: 

 

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