[Press Alert] AFRA and the LRC invites media to the Provincial Platform for Labour Tenants (21 October 2017)

After a land mark judgment in December in favour of the appointment of a Special Master on the (Mwelase and Others v Director-General for the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform and Others) case to oversee the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform implementation of the Land Reform (Labour Tenants) Act, the Department and the Minister lodged an application for leave to appeal the judgement to the Supreme Court of Appeal, which the court granted.

While awaiting the finalisation of the Court date, on 21 October 2017, starting at 09:00 am, the Association For Rural Advancement (AFRA) and the Legal Resource Centre (LRC) will host a Provincial Labour Tenant Workshop at Majuba Lodge in Newcastle. The event aims to bring together labour tenants and farm dweller representatives from across the KZN province to engage around the labour tenant class action case and to give them a platform to share strategies to impact on the processing and finalisation of outstanding land claims.

  • Read AFRA’s press statement on the Mwelase vs DRDLR judgment here.
  • Read the latest news about the Mwelase case here.

For more information, please contact:

Nokuthula Mthimunye (AFRA Communications Advocate) nokuthula@afra.co.za 076 754 7110 or Thabiso Mbhense (LRC Attorney Durban) thabiso@lrc.org.za 071 109 9340 or Claire Martens (LRC Communications officer) claire@lrc.org.za 082 470 1187

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