Join us for the first event as part of Mishcon de Reya's Black History Month programme, 'The Land is Ours': Recovery and redistribution of communal land in post-colonial South Africa, where Partner Ben Brandon will introduce keynote speaker Tembeka Ngcukaitobi SC.
Tembeka Ngcukaitobi is a South African lawyer, public speaker, author and political activist. Having played a key role in proceedings that led to the removal of Jacob Zuma from office, Tembeka is now part of an international legal team representing the major opposition party in Zimbabwe. Tembeka served as an Acting Judge on both the Labour Court and the Land Claims Court of South Africa and has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Nelson Mandela University, and is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the University of the Witwatersrand. Tembeka was appointed as Commissioner at the South African Law Reform Commission by President Thabo Mbeki and more recently he has served as an Inaugural Executive Committee Member of the Council for Advancement of the South African Constitution. Tembeka is a founder member of the Pan African Bar Association of South Africa.
Tembeka will speak about the expropriation of land under Portuguese, Dutch and especially British colonial rule in South Africa in the broader context of colonial injustice, and discuss what is being done in South Africa to seek redress through the land tribunal and national courts to return land expropriated in the colonial period to those who live and work on it.
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