ARTICLES RELATING TO LAND

Amakhosi fight for their turf on land development applications

2015-07-02 18:25

Traditional leaders are demanding that the government suspends the implementation of a law that places municipal councils as the authorities of first instance in all land development applications.

Zuma addresses land claims issue at Xhosa king's coronation

2015-05-15 18:08

President Jacob Zuma says that the first coronation of a Xhosa king marks the end of a painful era and ushers in a new beginning of strengthening the identity of Africans.

Hangberg residents vow to fight evictions

2015-05-11 19:29

Some Hangberg residents, in the Western Cape, living in the area known as “Die Sloot” say they not moving out of their homes, despite looming threats of eviction.

Revealed: The government’s plan to expropriate more land

2015-05-08 17:08

A proposal on land ceilings that seems to be a way for the government to acquire more farmland was revealed by Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti in his budget speech in the National Assembly today.

KZN families receive R9.7m in land claims settement

2015-04-29 11:53

A woman who was forced to move from her Durban home in the 1980s has shed tears of joy after she and other families received compensation, saying it was a sweet victory despite the long wait.

Cape Town group plans to re-occupy Denel land

2015-04-22 17:20

A group of people that erected structures on Denel’s land in Khayelitsha, before being evicted, are planning to return.

No justification for land grabs - Mapisa-Nqakula

2015-04-14 15:39

The illegal occupation of government and private-owned land will not be allowed to continue, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says.

Destroying shacks won't stop our land grabs - EFF

2015-04-13 18:57

Irrespective of how many times their shacks are removed or destroyed, EFF members will keep on rebuilding them, a senior party leader says.

Ballito farm owners to lay charges against EFF

2015-04-13 12:01

The owners of a Ballito farm will lay criminal charges against an EFF brigade that tried to stage a land invasion at the weekend.

Khayelitsha land grab turns kid's playground into political football

2015-04-08 17:31

Anger and frustration was written on the faces of All Stars football players when a group of TR Informal Settlement residents, allegedly led by EFF, took over their playgrounds.

 

Paying the price for a prime location

2015-06-01 15:47

Residents of the De Waal Drive flats in Cape Town are up in arms about a plan to move them to the Cape Flats.

A rapper in tune with crops, livestock

2015-05-12 13:38

The acclaimed Motswako rapper Motlapele “Mojo Man” Morule, AKA Mo’ Molemi, stops the bakkie and the beautiful patchwork beasts move towards him. The only sound is their hurrying hoofs: the car radio is switched off and there is definitely no Tswana fusion hip-hop in the air.

Govt's plan to expropriate more land revealed

2015-05-08 17:42

A proposal on land ceilings that seems to be a way for the government to acquire more farmland, has been revealed by Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti.

Guerrilla gardening takes root in Mali - TRFN

2015-04-29 22:04

On the green banks of the Niger River in downtown Bamako alongside heavily guarded foreign hotels, a group of urban farmers busily weed and water vegetables on some of Mali's prime real-estate.

Workers will turn against you, Malema warns farmers

2015-04-23 08:25

EFF leader Julius Malema has told a group of farmers that white people won't be driven into the sea, but they must give up some of their land to their workers, otherwise "they will turn against you".

Khayelitsha residents protest outside court ahead of land grab hearing

2015-04-21 16:34

Around 60 Khayelitsha residents have protested outside the Western Cape High Court ahead of a land grab hearing.

Destroying shacks won't stop our land grabs - EFF

2015-04-14 09:05

Irrespective of how many times their shacks are removed or destroyed, EFF members will keep on rebuilding them, a senior party leader says.

EFF allegedly offering plots in exchange for membership

2015-04-13 14:53

The EFF in KwaZulu-Natal is allegedly offering plots of illegally claimed land in Ballito in exchange for joining the party.

Khayelitsha quiet after land grabs violence

2015-04-09 11:17

The chaos that erupted in Khayelitsha earlier this week over illegal land grabs has subsided, with traffic on the N2 now free flowing, Western Cape police have said.

Land invaders plan to hit several areas at once, says City of Cape Town

2015-04-08 15:26

Land invaders will attempt to hit several areas around Cape Town simultaneously in an attempt to spread police officials too thin, the City of Cape Town’s JP Smith says.

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