Mining in the former homelands in South Africa remains highly contested. At issue is the tendency of many mining companies to trample land rights, negotiate deals with elites to avoid securing informed consent while sowing division and conflict in poor rural communities.
The Netherlands Enterprise & Development Agency (RVO) is looking for a program advisor in the team that manages the land governance support program LAND-at-scale. All applications should be submitted before April 1st. See the Dutch vacancy text below:
After almost six years, the Global Programme Responsible Land Policy completed its activities in Peru in late 2021.
Fear of China fueled the activism, though frustrations had accumulated over stagnant living conditions in the provinces.
NUR-SULTAN -- Kazakh President Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev has signed into law a long-debated and sensitive bill that bans selling and leasing agricultural land to foreigners in the oil-rich Central Asian state.
A small but determined group of activists made Nur-Sultan keep its promise.
- The Indonesian government’s decision to revoke permits for plantation firms to operate in forest areas could lead to lawsuits filed by the companies, environmental law experts say.
The new law is a tool for Beijing to further expand its sovereignty into its neighbors’ domains.
CSEP researchers studied 714 land conflicts in India to find that beyond being ‘influenced’ or ‘sensationalised’, there are objective reasons that decide media coverage.
Photo: Land in New Delhi. (Representational Image) | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
With over 1000 licenses issued across the country, a diverse range of mineral extraction operations are transforming Mongolia’s rural cultural landscape. The Gobi region is crowded with both mega mines and smaller-scale operations. The Gobi also has excellent conditions for renewable energy and is poised to be a site for significant investment in this industry.