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South Africa’s Constitutional Court Protects Land Rights

Expand Xolobeni community members and environmental activists march and chant slogans in front of South Africa's Pretoria High Court, April 24, 2018.  © 2018 Dewa Mavhinga/Human Rights Watch South Africa’s highest court has delivered two landmark decisions protecting women’s rights to equality and land ownership, as well as the rights of communities living in mining areas. The first ruling ensured that an elderly woman couldn’t be evicted by her brother from her home where she lived for more than 30 years. In its October 30 ruling in a case called Rahube v Rahube, the Constitutional Court…

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