LAND, LAW AND CHIEFS IN RURAL SOUTH AFRICA, contested histories and current struggles

: Beinart (W.), Kingwill (R.) & Capps (G.) eds.

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282pp., map, paperback, Johannesburg, 2021


Contributions include:

"Constitutional Court Judgements, Customary Law and Democratisation in South Africa" by Geoff Budlender

"Mining, Graves and Dispossession in Mpumalanga" by Dineo Skosana

"Customary Law and Landownership in the Eastern Cape" by Rosalie Kingwill

"Black Landlords, Their Tenants and the Native Administration Act of 1927" by Khumisho Moguerane

"Restitution and Land Rights in the Eastern Cape: the Hlolweni, Mgungundlovu and Xolobeni cases" by William Beinart

"The Abuse of Interdicts by Traditional Leaders in South Africa" by Joanna Pickering and Ayesha Motala

"Chiefs, Mines and the State in the Platinum Belt: the Bapo-ba-Mogale traditional community and Lonmin" by Gavin Capps

"… a timely, accessible and deeply researched collection by leading academics and activists in the field. It will be essential reading for all those who want a better grasp of issues which, although little debated outside of specialist forums, are of vital importance to South Africa’s present and future." Peter Delius, Department of History, University of the Witwatersrand

Historian William Beinart is Emeritus Professor at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. He has recently published, with Peter Delius and Michelle Hay, Rights to Land (2017).

Rosalie Kingwill is a research associate at the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape.

Gavin Capps is Senior Lecturer in Economics, Kingston University, UK and was formerly Senior Researcher in the Society, Work and Politics Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.