A corruption scandal in the traditional Fipa territory recently resulted in disciplinary action being taken against numerous officials. Dr. Hamisi Kigwangalla, Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism of Tanzania, suspended 27 game rangers and officers after hearing complaints at a village meeting. According to a report on July 9 in a Tanzanian news service, Kigwangalla […]

The peaceful Ju/’hoansi, who live in the northeastern Namibian town of Tsumkwe, may be getting closer to a settlement with the Herero who invaded their lands last year, according to a recent news report. The Legal Assistance Centre (LAC), which is representing the San people in their dispute with the invaders, has issued a deadline […]

The Namibian farmers who invaded Ju/’hoansi lands with their cattle earlier this year are appealing to the High Court of Namibia to reverse the government’s decision to auction off their animals. The New Era, an official Namibian publication, reported last week that government lawyers recently wrote to Patrick Kauta, the attorney for the farmers, to […]

Although the government of Namibia has removed the Herero cattle that invaded the Nyae Nyae Conservancy in May, the Ju/’hoansi still have difficulties with the outsiders who remain on their property. Juhoan requests for assistance have still not been met. Dr. Megan Biesele, Director of the Kalahari Peoples Fund and a member of the board […]

Actions, reactions, and heated commentaries from many points of view have filled the African press in recent weeks about the invasion of the Ju/’hoansi-owned Nyae Nyae Conservancy. The difficulties began in early May when a group of Herero herders from Gam, a farming community located south of the Nyae Nyae Conservancy, cut veterinary fences that […]

Herero herders continue to move their cattle illegally onto the Nyae Nyae Conservancy, the Ju/’hoansi reserve in northeast Namibia, but the government appears to be responding fairly to the situation. Unlike Botswana, which continues to persecute the G/wi that want to live on their traditional lands in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Namibia is moving […]

A group of Herero families and their livestock have invaded the Nyae Nyae Conservancy, a major refuge for the Ju/’hoansi people that the government of Namibia created to protect them. Five Herero-speaking families from Gam, outside the reserve, cut the veterinary fence that surrounds it and moved onto the Ju/’hoansi lands with 132 cattle, 15 […]