Land redistribution has been a constant topic of conversation since 1994 and the tempo has mounted since President Cyril Ramaphosa reopened discussion on expropriation without compensation. But indigenous people have been lamenting their stolen land for centuries. The South African Human Rights Commission has heard them and has set out concrete steps for the government to restore their access to the land and resuscitate their dying culture. Groups such as the San, Khoi, Griqua and many others have been slighted often regarding redistribution and access to their land. Their claims remain a fraught process due to bureaucratic red tape, but their continued marginalisation makes an already tumultuous and arduous process worse. The San and Khoi have persisted in their struggle for equality and rights and recently the tide has tangibly begun to turn in their favour. From 2015 to 2017, the commission conducted a series of national hearings after a memorandum was handed to them by the Gaute...

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