Slave descendants in tiny S. African town battle for church-owned land

Carl Richter walks through his vegetable garden in Elim in the Western Cape, South Africa, 11 December 2019. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Kim Harrisberg

ELIM, South Africa (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – On the plains of South Africa’s Western Cape, a tiny town has become an unlikely contender in South Africa’s drive for more equitable land rights. Nearly 200 years ago, German missionaries set up a mission station in what would later be named Elim to provide a home for […]

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