An article in the Mercury this morning reports that land claimants have dismantled the 11km eastern boundary fence of the Ndumo game reserve and begun clearing land preparing farming plots. According to the report, the claim was officially settled earlier this year when community ownership was officially recognised on condition that no physical occupation of the land. Current developments again raise issues about what constitutes an equitable basis for land restitution. More significantly, recent events at Ndumo and elsewhere emphasise anew that land claims and restitution is an imperative government, civil society and local communities are not fully engaging. Comments are welcome and dedicated blog entries are encouraged. If you are not already a blogger with History Matters, please contact me at the address given below.