Cosatu backs 50% farm stake for workers

2014-04-09 05:30

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

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

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.

Govt plan for redistributed land

2013-06-20 14:31

Government is working on a plan that will help prevent redistributed land being used as collateral, Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says.

Uncertainty hampers confidence - Agri SA

2013-06-04 15:43

The country has to guard against being seen as a risky, unstable and uncompetitive economy by investors, says Agri SA's president.

Land claims: Govt forks out nearly R1bn

2013-05-20 22:05

Almost R1bn in financial compensation has been paid to land claimants in the last financial year, the department of land reform says.

Spatial planning bill approved

2013-02-26 17:48

The National Assembly has given the nod to legislation aimed at providing a uniform and effective system of spatial planning and land use management.

Working class lose out on SA's land

2013-02-19 20:30

The state owns 22% of the country's land with 78% of land parcels in private hands, says Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti.

Nxesi asked to explain 'obscene' spending

2013-01-20 16:33

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi must explain how R65m was spent renovating ministers' houses, the DA has said, calling the expenditure "obscene".

ANCYL spokesperson nominated for NEC

2012-12-18 20:37

Former Gauteng Housing MEC Humprey Mmemezi and former ANCYL spokesperson Magdalene Moonsamy were on the list of nominations for the ANC's NEC at the party's Mangaung conference.

Land reform proposals to be implemented

2012-12-09 13:01

Proposals for the redistribution of land found in the land reform green paper would come into effect as early as March, the rural development minister says.

Dept blamed for land tensions

2012-11-06 17:49

The rural development and land reform department should take responsibility for tensions over land reform in South Africa, says AfriForum.

Date set for District 6 residents' return

2012-11-03 17:30

Former residents of District 6 will soon be able to start returning to their suburb, flattened four decades ago by apartheid bulldozers, the land reform minister says.

Commissioner denies land reform invite

2012-10-23 12:24

Deputy land claims commissioner Thami Mdontswa has denied that he was invited to a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the reopening of the land claims process.

Land reform obsession 'wasted money'

2012-08-31 09:53

The state's fixation with having 30% of agricultural land under black control by 2014 "wasted a pile of money", the land reform minister is quoted as saying.

Zuma does e-tolls damage control

2012-06-12 23:14

President Jacob Zuma has made sweeping changes in the transport department, replacing both the the minister and his deputy, following the government's embarrassing handling of the Gauteng e-toll debacle.

Calls for land claim deadline exemption

2012-05-16 12:11

Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Gugile Nkwinti is considering asking Cabinet to consider exceptions to the 1913 land claim cut-off date.


Sharing farms with workers won't work - party

2014-04-07 16:12

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.

ANC calls for tax on fallow farm land

2013-06-20 21:58

Newly-appointed ANC Chief Whip Stone Sizani has called for farmers to pay tax on all fallow land and for a ceiling to be placed on land ownership.

Plan to keep land out of banks' hands

2013-06-20 10:44

The government is working on a plan that would help prevent redistributed land being used as collateral by banks, says Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti.

Minister 'honoured' by Zim comparison

2013-05-31 16:20

It is an "honour" to have South Africa's land reform process compared to what happened in Zimbabwe, Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti has told MPs during an often angry and emotion-filled debate.

Khoi-San dialogue epic - Nkwinti

2013-04-16 14:22

Talks between the Khoi and San in Kimberly mark an epic and historical moment, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says.

State focus now on foreign farm owners

2013-02-22 13:35

Current land reform efforts centre on not allowing foreign nationals to own agricultural land in South Africa, Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says.

Law to bar foreign ownership of SA farms

2013-02-12 22:29

Foreigners will not be able to own land in South Africa once the government’s land policy is passed into law, says Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti.

R65m spent to spruce up ministers' homes

2013-01-19 23:21

The public works department spent nearly R65m renovating the homes of ministers and deputy ministers in the 2011-2012 financial year, the Sunday Times reports.

ANC conference will go well - Nkwinti

2012-12-17 11:08

Rural Development and Land Affairs Minister Gugile Nkwinti says the ANC's 53rd elective conference got off to a good start, and he is confident it will go well.

Ministers skip NCOP imbizo

2012-11-07 17:08

Four Cabinet ministers failed to attend an imbizo in De Aar in the Northern Cape, because of prior arrangements or unforeseen circumstances, their offices said on Wednesday.

Proper land reform needed - Nkwinti

2012-11-06 11:15

The ramifications of the Natives Land Act of 1913 should be reversed in a just and constitutional manner in order to maintain stability, Rural Development Minister Gugile Nkwinti says.

MPs reveal all - some too much...

2012-10-24 22:36

Numerous bottles of Johnny Walker and an embarrassing business connection are to be found in Parliament's latest Register of Members' Interests.

New land claims process: Meeting to be held

2012-10-22 07:23

A meeting will be held to discuss the reopening of the land claims process, the National Land Claims Forum says.

Billions spent on distressed farmers

2012-08-13 14:44

The SA government has spent billions of rands to help 600 farms in distress, says Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti.

Land claims commissioner appointed

2012-05-28 17:08

Attorney Nomfundo Gobodo has been appointed head land claims commissioner, the department of rural development says.

Walmansthal announcement due soon

2012-05-15 15:42

An announcement on the issue of bogus pieces of land sold at Walmansthal will be made this week, but those who bought it will "inevitably" lose it, Minister of Land Reform Gugile Nkwinti says.

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