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by Sipho Hlongwane in 2012
It has been perceived as static and unbending by missionaries, African intellectuals and even the courts, What was so was so and that was that, usually to the detriment of women. But the High Court recently made a ruling that interpreted customary law as a living, dynamic law that protected the...
by NAMPA in 2012
Founding President Dr Sam Nujoma says white landowners have been largely responsible for the government's failure to acquire farms through the willing-buyer, willing-seller policy. This has left many Namibians landless, more than 22 years after independence. Speaking to Nampa in an exclusive...
by Khulekani Magubane, Business Day in 2012
SOCIAL grants paid by the state are helping retailers in township shopping centres weather tough economic conditions. Shopping centres in small and medium-sized towns in rural areas are becoming more formalised, providing growth opportunities for retailers, franchisees and independent store owners...
by Jocelyn Edwards, Reuters in 2012
Uganda has threatened to kick out Oxfam after the British charity accused the government of complicity in violent land grabs for commercial gains, according to the interior ministry. The ministry has told Oxfam and the Uganda Land Alliance, they will lose their operating licenses if they do not...
by Mluleki Mrwebi, Bush Radio in 2012
The Department of Water and Environmental Affairs says South Africa's drinking water remains among the best in the world, and it is improving. Municipalities last year achieved a further average water quality improvement of nearly 15%. But the department’s director of water service regulation,...

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