Traditional Courts Bill: Rural women’s access to justice is betrayed again

Publication Source: The passage of the Traditional Courts Bill and the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act through Parliament is clear evidence of a choice to betray the vision of South Africa as based on democracy and equal citizenship for all. The new version of the Traditional Courts Bill (TCB) that I, and many other […]

In conversation with Constance Galeo Mogale

Constance Galeo Mogale is an experienced South African land activist who has played leading roles in several campaigns and initiatives.  She led grassroots movement called the Land Access Movement of South Africa (LAMOSA), A federation of communities claiming land through Restitution, an organisation that challenged the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act of 2015. She […]

Multi-Stakeholder Platform – Part Three: Youth Perspective & Closing

The Land Network National Engagement Strategy (LandNNES), in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) launched a POLICY ROUNDTABLE DIALOGUE SERIES on the overarching theme “Securing Democratic Land Governance, Recalibrated Local Food Systems and Agrarian Change.” This first launch […]

Friday Activist: Constance Mogale

Publication Source : The national co-ordinator for the Alliance for Rural Democracy (ARD), Constance Galeo Mogale, is a formidable force in the rural land rights arena and as we conduct the interview her fiery passion is unmistakable as she punctuates her sentences with blazing eyes and razor-sharp analysis. Mogale was born in rural North West and […]

Land, rurality and data systems during Covid-19: Coordinating a continental response by Constance Mogale

Publication Source: Author: Constance Mogale Covid-19 has shifted the goalposts for conventional activism and organising, where conscious and deliberate coordination has never been so crucial for the survival of humanity. Webinars, which aren’t a recent phenomenon, have acquired a whole new relevance. In our continued response to the pandemic, The Alliance for Rural Democracy […]

Survival and solidarity in the face of a crisis by Zukiswa Pikoli

Publication Source: Author: Zukiswa Pikoli The Alliance for Rural Democracy (ARD) convened a webinar on Thursday, 16 April with a panel of well-known activists from the Land and Accountability Research Centre (LARC), Abahlali baseMjondolo, Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC), Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) and Afesis Corplan. National Convener of ARD, Constance Mogale kicked off the […]

Confronting the Bantustan epidemic in the face of a global pandemic by Constance Mogale

Publication Source: Author: Constance Mogale If the rallying cry from left movements globally is that Covid-19 is simply a virus in the face of capitalism, then we, rural people, must affirm the statement’s truth in this way: the Bantustan endemic in post-1994 South Africa will usher us more quickly to our deaths in the […]