Addressing problematic views on communal land ownership

Rhodes University History lecturer Dr Nomalanga Mkhize and Thomas Walters, Democratic Alliance (DA) Deputy Shadow Minister for Rural Development and Land Reform, spoke to #NightTalk's Gugs Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo about the issues to consider in distinguishing the economic value enabled by the clan tenure model to communal land ownership.

The discussion follows a series of tweets by Dr Mkhize, in which she argues why the clan tenure model provides a better opportunity to enrich rural communities in their land, more than selling rural land to private companies.

Dr Mkhize discussed this in the midst of statements attributed to an Eastern Cape politician, that land in the former Transkei is dead assets because banks cannot give credit against it.

In the Eastern Cape, the Xolobeni community has been in conflict for a decade due to attempts by Australian mining company Mineral Commodities (MRC) to mine in the area.

Recently, Sikhosiphi "Bazooka" Rhadebe, Chairperson of the AmaDiba Crisis Committee, was killed by two men in Xolomeni. Rhadebe strongly opposed mining in Xolobeni.

Listen below to the #NightTalk interview


Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM
Read More
Meet the woman striking the gender balance in the energy sector

Meet the woman striking the gender balance in the energy sector

Noxolo Kahlana believes there are many opportunities for women in the energy sector and encourages women to jump on the bandwagon.

Should heads of state make public their health status?

Should heads of state make public their health status?

Following speculations on the health of Nigerian President Buhari, Gugs and Sizwe ask why head of states hide when they are sick.

A steep price tag may not always constitute a good bed

A steep price tag may not always constitute a good bed

702's Gugs and Sizwe chat to UCT sleep researcher about how much time and energy should go into choosing the right bed.

#SONA2016: 'Land reform remains an important factor' - Zuma

#SONA2016: 'Land reform remains an important factor' - Zuma

President Jacob Zuma during his State of the Nation Address announced the government’s 9-point plan for economic growth.

President Zuma's statement on land reform not indicating a realistic move

President Zuma's statement on land reform not indicating a realistic move

Following President Jacob Zuma's comment on land reform, John Maytham looks into implications of such statement by the President.

Landmark Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela community victory highlights land claims issues

Landmark Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela community victory highlights land claims issues

Whose land is it anyway? The Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela land claims case shows that rights and restitution claims are complex at best.

Popular articles
I was not introduced to Ajay Gupta - Grootes

I was not introduced to Ajay Gupta - Grootes

Stephen Grootes says he believes former Eskom CEO Brian Dames when said he was not formally introduced to the Gupta family.

Minister Zwane confirms trips to Dubai and Switzerland

Minister Zwane confirms trips to Dubai and Switzerland

EWN parliamentary correspondent Gaye Davis says Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane received detailed and tough questions.

Zweli Mkhize 'taken by surprise' with latest cabinet reshuffle

Zweli Mkhize 'taken by surprise' with latest cabinet reshuffle

The ANC treasurer-general confirmed Mantashe’s comments that the President did not consult the ANC leadership on the reshuffle.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

How to make your first million

How to make your first million

Warren Ingram discusses his new book in which he shares practical ways for ordinary people to achieve financial freedom.

'Collect experiences, NOT possessions!' - Paul Theron (Vestact MD)

'Collect experiences, NOT possessions!' - Paul Theron (Vestact MD)

Bruce Whitfield interviews the razor-sharp tongued Vestact MD Paul Theron about his money hopes, fears, successes, failures, etc.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Meet Errol Musk - father of Elon, the most innovative entrepreneur of our age

Meet Errol Musk - father of Elon, the most innovative entrepreneur of our age

Elon Musk, as you’d expect, hails from an exceptional family. Bruce Whitfield interviews his Capetonian father.