ARTICLES RELATING TO GUGILE NKWINTI

Outstanding first-phase land claims to cost R16.9bn

2014-11-15 06:05
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Settling all the outstanding land restitution claims lodged during the first land claims window period will cost an estimated R16.9bn, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says.

Give land to able people, farmers urge

2014-10-22 05:00

The government must ensure land is allocated to individuals who have the capacity to use it, the African Farmers' Association of SA says.

No Zim-style land reforms for SA, says Nkwinti

2014-10-16 16:21

The law will not allow SA to embark on a land redistribution process similar to that in Zimbabwe, says Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti.

Land ceilings a 'political charade'

2014-09-09 08:51

The proposal to limit land ownership is as radical as redistributing 50% of land to farmworkers and amounts to land-based affirmative action, says a farms body.

Nkwinti: Land a serious national issue

2014-09-04 22:09
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Private land ownership is a serious problem in South Africa, Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti has said.

Govt set to implement ANC land decisions

2014-09-04 14:11
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Land reform resolutions adopted at the ANC's elective conference in Mangaung in 2012 will be implemented, says Minister Gugile Nkwinti.

New bill to fast-track property registration

2014-08-17 11:00

The electronic deeds registration bill will decrease turnaround time and registration of property, says Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti.

Land bills may 'threaten investor confidence'

2014-08-01 07:26

A property body wants to discuss proposed bills with the department of land reform and says restrictions on foreign property buyers could affect investor confidence.

Govt rethinks foreign land ownership

2014-07-23 16:41

Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says the government will introduce legislation to stop foreigners buying land .

13 officials to face Nkandla music - report

2014-07-20 18:09

Thirteen officials have been charged in an internal disciplinary hearing for maladministration related to the R246m upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s rural homestead.

Land claimants urged to return to their land - Nkwinti

2014-07-01 16:37
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New land claimants will be encouraged to return to the places from where they were dispossessed instead of opting for pay-outs, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Gugile Nkwinti says.

Land policy: ANC disowns draft plan

2014-06-29 16:28

Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti is forging ahead with his controversial policy proposals to seize portions of farmland without compensation.

Land reform proposals spell disaster

2014-06-27 19:31
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The latest proposals on land reform will lead to disinvestment and pose a serious threat to food security, according to a business chamber.

Change coming on land reform - minister

2014-06-24 22:31
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Blacks had been "bending over backwards" on land reform and restitution, but no longer, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says.

Plan to share farms with workers on track

2014-06-22 07:36
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Farmers, farm workers and trade unions, have until next year to respond to a policy proposals that could see farmers handing over 50% of their land to their workers.

Sharing farms with workers won't work - party

2014-04-07 16:12
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The idea of giving farm workers half of the land they work on is ill-considered, warns the Freedom Front Plus.

Politicians must not 'use agriculture for votes'

2014-04-04 16:16

Political parties and politicians must refrain from making statements that unnecessarily tarnish agriculture’s image, warns an industry body.

Land claims to cost taxpayers up to R179bn

2014-02-19 14:11

The billions of rands needed each year to settle new land claims will come from taxpayers, says Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti.

Ministers refute Nkandla reports

2013-12-02 21:44

Published reports about the future of the houses occupied by President Jacob's Zuma's support staff at Nkandla, in KwaZulu-Natal, are false, the rural development and public works departments say.

Nkwinti visits Mala Mala to discuss way forward

2013-11-17 21:15

Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Gugile Nkwinti has visited the Mala Mala Game Reserve to discuss the way forward following a successful land claim.

New regional airport for ECape

2013-09-15 14:56

The rural development and land reform department plans to hand over management of a new airport to the council of a small town in the Eastern Cape next year.

Farm output 'trumps transfer targets'

2013-08-13 09:28

Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti has reportedly said he considers productivity to be more important than meeting land transfer targets.

State to buy Mala Mala

2013-07-30 15:02

The government will buy the exclusive Mala Mala Game Reserve, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says.

Tlokwe probe was slow - NEC member

2013-07-08 21:18

An ANC's probe into claims of corruption against former Tlokwe mayor Maphetle Maphetle has been slow, the party's national executive committee member Gugile Nkwinti says.

Zuma failing rural development - DA

2013-06-25 20:36

President Jacob Zuma's rural development programme in Muyexe village in Limpopo is falling apart amid complaints of roads and water, the DA says.

 

Outstanding land claims to cost R16.9bn

2014-11-14 17:53

Settling land restitution claims lodged during the first land claims window period will cost an estimated R16.9bn, says Rural Development Minister Gugile Nkwinti.

Farmers: Prioritise food during land redistribution

2014-10-21 18:54

Government must ensure that national priorities including food security and economic stability are not jeopardised when land redistribution is rolled out, the Agri-Sector Unity Forum says.

Nkwinti welcomes wildlife sector reform

2014-09-19 07:43

Wildlife ranching can help bring black farmers into the industry in line with the government's land reform principles, says Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti.

Nkwinti in push for land ceilings - farms body

2014-09-08 11:18

Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti used a summit to push for land limits, claims an agricultural body which says delegates are frustrated by corruption levels.

Govt to implement ANC's land decisions

2014-09-04 20:57

Land reform resolutions adopted in the ANC's elective conference in Mangaung in 2012 will be implemented, Minister Gugile Nkwinti has said.

Govt 'not seeking Zim-type' land situation

2014-08-21 09:09

Farmers concerned about reforms must realise that government does not want a land situation similar to that of Zimbabwe, says Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana.

Minister receives Eastern Cape land claim

2014-08-15 07:30

Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti has received a land claim from more than 170 000 households dispossessed of their land in the former Ciskei and Transkei.

Mpuma's new land claim process kicks off

2014-07-27 14:00

The commission on restitution of land rights in Mpumalanga has successfully started to respond to the call to fast-track land claims.

Nkwinti warns of 'land sharks'

2014-07-23 14:35

Minister Gugile Nkwinti has reiterated his commitment to expediting new expropriation legislation and limiting foreign land ownership.

Nkwinti: Khoi, San not forgotten on land

2014-07-02 05:00

Government is working on policy that will allow the Khoi and San people to lodge claims on land lost prior to the 1913 cut-off date, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says.

Land proposal stems from ANC policy - minister

2014-07-01 13:52

Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Gugile Nkwinti's controversial proposal for farmers to cede half their land to workers is not at odds with ANC thinking but an attempt to turn it into policy.

Land proposal not ANC's - report

2014-06-29 14:52

City Press says the ANC did not mandate Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti to push the controversial new land reform proposals.

Expert warns on land reform proposals

2014-06-26 17:51
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Government's proposal that a maximum share of 50% of farm land be allocated to farmworkers will, if enacted, require some big changes to current laws, a legal expert has warned.

Agri SA rejects land proposals

2014-06-24 17:56

A new land reform proposal that involves giving 50% of land to farmworkers is ill-considered and unacceptable, Agri SA says.

Cosatu backs 50% farm stake for workers

2014-04-09 05:30
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A proposal pushing for workers to get a 50% stake in farms is a move in the right direction, says the Congress of SA Trade Unions.

Govt playing with fire - property rights body

2014-04-07 14:43

The proposal that commercial agriculture must transfer 50% of land to workers could create a major disaster for SA, says a property rights group.

Progress for district six: Nkwinti

2014-03-09 09:40

Work on the third phase of the District Six housing development will start next week, Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti has said.

The Star sticks to Nkandla story

2013-12-02 23:33

The Star newspaper it standing by the contents of a story it published about the future of the houses occupied by President Jacob's Zuma's support staff at Nkandla.

Ministers disagree over Nkandla - report

2013-12-02 08:56
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Rural Development Minister Gugile Nkwinti and Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi have contradicted each other regarding the sale of houses at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead, according to a report.

Land grants valued at R699m probed - SIU

2013-10-21 17:59

About 60 land grants collectively worth R699m have been probed by the Special Investigating Unit since 2011.

Relief for farmers

2013-09-15 13:40

Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti has launched an Animal and Veld Management Programme in Msinga, KwaZulu-Natal, to provide relief for farmers in rural areas.

The state is not a cash cow - minister

2013-07-30 23:07

A view that the state is a cash cow has hampered the willing buyer, willing seller principle in land restitution, says Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti.

Union slams state land ownership findings

2013-07-18 15:30

Farmers' union Tau SA says land ownership figures released by the rural development and land reform minister are unreliable and contradict its own findings.

ANC goes to court over Tlokwe

2013-07-08 18:52
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The ANC has filed papers in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg against Tlokwe mayor Maphetle Maphetle's unseating, the party says.

Zuma assesses Limpopo village

2013-06-25 14:39

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Muyexe village in Limpopo to assess the progress of a rural development programme.

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