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by Sue Blaine, Business Day in 2012
In a first for SA, a magistrate ruled yesterday that the fishing tradition of a Wild Coast community gave them a constitutionally protected customary right to fish in a marine protected area inside the Dwesa-Cwebe Reserve. This means SA’s legal system has taken a step towards recognising customary...
by Shaheen Moolla, Feike Natural Resource Management Advisors in 2012
A recent judgement by the Willowvale Magistrates Court (Case No. E382/10) in State v David Gongqoze and 2 Others has been reported by, inter alia, the Business Day newspaper as a seminal judgement affirming traditional fishing rights. The spectre was raised that this case allowed for some...
by in 2012
The submissions date on Labour in Large Scale Agriculture in Africa and Southeast Asia, Cape Town, 19-21 September 2012 has been extended to 3 JUNE 2012! The symposium encourages contributions dealing with each of these issues, both in relation to specific modern (post-independence) cases as well...
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by Cunnama M in 2012
The PLAAS Resource Centre is a dynamic, evolving and valuable collection of resources around the areas of PLAAS research. We try to keep it comprehensive and up-to-date with the regular acquisition of relevant materials. Here are some interesting new books accessioned this month: Rural resistance...
by Mogomotsi Magome, Pretoria News in 2012
The Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Lulu Xingwana, wants the proposed Traditional Courts Bill scrapped and the process started from scratch. Her department was concerned that the gains made in the past 20 years are going to be reversed. Xingwana argued that in the same...

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