Stories

Previous political school reflected on crises facing land reform.

On the 28th November to 1st December, Tshintsha Amakhaya partners and constituencies had a political school held at Khwa Ttu – San culture and education centre –  reflecting on crises facing land reform and its apparent failure to bring about a desirable redress and to interrogate civil society and rural voice in addressing this apparent failure. Continue reading “Previous political school reflected on crises facing land reform.”

2nd National Indaba: focus on land, gender and campaigns

Under the theme ‘radical economic transformation through the lens of rural land struggles’ Tshinthsa Amakhaya held its 2nd Indaba of Phase 3 from the 10th to 13th July to unpack current phase’s objectives and to map in detail Phase 3’s meaning and its relation to everyday practice and strategies of the collective. Continue reading “2nd National Indaba: focus on land, gender and campaigns”

Photo Robertson strike wins

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At the Indaba held 7-8 Mar 2017 in Johannesburg, Shirley Davids of the Mawubuye Land Rights Forum was announced as the winner of TA’s photo competition. The jury said that the photo of striking workers of Robertson Winery captured the theme Mobilizing for the struggle against inequality and poverty well. Congratulations Shirley, we hope you will enjoy your prize!

Winning Story 2016: Hear our plea for land

Closer to the Drakensberg Mountain, and the UThukela River, stands a number of households which fall under the aMazizi Nation, led by Chief Miya.

In 1990, upon hearing about the democratic elections, the landowner on the farm where we are residing left the farm and returned back to his original home. Soon after this, residence started using the farm for livestock grazing.

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Mr. Sipho Ndlovu, the winner of the 2016 TA story writing competition. Photo: Tom Draper

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From seeds to wholesome meals

Article from the Mercury, 27 July 2016.

By Colleen Dardagan

GOATS in the valley of the Mpofana River, near Tugela Ferry, deep in rural KwaZulu-Natal, eat cardboard and dig for roots to fill their bellies.

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Thombisa Mchunu and Zamile Nkala stroll through the veld to view the Nhlesi communal vegetable garden in the Mpofana River valley. The women were attending the area’s annual food and nutrition fair, where they shared experiences and asked about how often vegetables should be watered, how the seeds ought to be harvested, and when manure collected from the nearby animal kraals should be applied. Photos: Colleen Hardagan

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