In Venda, you measure distance by the sound of drums. This is what greets us every time we travel to Thohoyandou, the former capital of the Venda homeland in what is now Limpopo, South Africa. The city is snuggled against the vast forested hills, with the names of suburbs making reference to royalty and holiness, while around every corner, you can find small homesteads growing avocado, mango and banana trees. It is a province of both abundance and struggle.  

Natural Justice, together with Earthlife Africa and local community-based organisation Dzomo La Mupo, are implementing a Biocultural Community Protocol process focusing on the biodiversity, heritage and cultural practices associated with the Zwifho. This will enable the community to affirm and defend their biocultural rights.

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