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17 June 2013

Nkandla lease debate

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

The R800/month lease for Zuma’s homestead saga has been interpreted in many ways.

Our front page story last week about President Jacob Zuma’s R800/month lease for his Nkandla homestead sparked a debate on Twitter.

Some people interpreted it as a sign that we did not fully grasp the complexities of the land tenure system used in the former homelands, and that people generally pay symbolic sums of money to traditional authorities for land use.

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Source: City Press

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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