SWOP, together with Wits University Press and LARC are excited to announce the launch of a new book Land, Law and Chiefs in Rural South Africa.

Who controls the land and minerals in the former Bantustans of South Africa – chiefs, the state or landholders? Disputes are taking place around the ownership of resources, decisions about their exploitation and who should benefit.

Join us when these contested histories and struggles and their legal ramifications are discussed by William Beinart, historian and co-editor of a new book on land, Land, Law and Chiefs in Rural South Africa, together with contributors Advocate Geoff Budlender, Dineo Skosana, researcher at the Society, Work and Politics Institute, Khumisho Moguerane from the Department of History at the University of Johannesburg. Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, author of The Land Is Ours: Black Lawyers and the Birth of Constitutionalism in South Africa will be the 5th discussant. Nolundi Luwaya of LARC will be chairing it.

Date: Tuesday 20 July 2021

Time: 18:00-19:30 (SAST)