ARTICLES RELATING TO LAND

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.

Malema: SA faces anarchy without land expropriation

2014-09-11 14:57
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South Africa will descend into anarchy unless there is progressive, peaceful land expropriation without compensation, EFF leader Julius Malema says.

Research groups expected at Lwandle inquiry

2014-09-10 08:31

Legal and policy research institutions are expected to make presentations at the Lwandle commission of inquiry.

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.

Farmer attacked, left for dead in Zim

2014-08-21 13:02
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A white Zimbabwean farmer and his wife are reportedly fighting for their lives after they sustained broken bones during an attack which is believed to have been politically motivated.

No land claim yet from Zulu king

2014-08-20 16:50

A multi-billion-rand land claim by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini and other traditional leaders had not been lodged as yet, chief land claims commissioner Nomfundo Gobodo says.

Protesters blockade roads in Daveyton

2014-08-19 09:01
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People who were prevented from invading land in Daveyton have blockaded roads with rocks and other objects, according to Ekurhuleni metro police.

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.

Farmers will be compensated - Mantashe

2014-08-13 14:44
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Farms will not be taken from owners without compensation, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

Mantashe: Farmers need funding to survive

2014-08-13 10:38

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says farmers need support programmes to succeed, and has urged commercial farmers to help groom emerging farmers.

Malema: Land is everything

2014-08-10 21:14
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If you have land you have everything, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema says.

New land claimants opt for money

2014-07-30 20:17

Just under 5 500 new land claims have been lodged around the country, but most of the claimants want money, not land.

Mamabolo welcomes land scam arrests

2014-07-24 19:16

The arrest of two more people allegedly involved in the illegal sale of state land in Lenasia was welcomed by Gauteng housing MEC Jacob Mamabolo.

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.

Lwandle eviction hearings to continue

2014-07-22 08:36

Public hearings into the eviction of illegal shack dwellers in Lwandle, Cape Town, are expected to continue.

Zuma’s nephew in land claim for 60+ farms

2014-07-21 08:50
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The nephew of President Jacob Zuma has launched a land claim targeting more than 60 farms in Impendle in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.

De Lille: Two Lwandle evictions this year

2014-07-15 18:57

Two evictions on Sanral-owned land in Lwandle, Cape Town, took place this year, Mayor Patricia de Lille has said in trying to set out the "facts".

Lwandle evictions hearings set to start

2014-07-14 07:58

Public hearings into the eviction of illegal shack dwellers in Lwandle, Cape Town, are expected to begin.

Lwandle evictions hearings to start

2014-07-11 06:10

Public hearings into last month's eviction of illegal shack dwellers in Lwandle, near Cape Town, will begin next week, the housing ministry says.

100 new land claims received

2014-07-09 15:16
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Government has received roughly 100 new land claims since last week when the process reopened for five years, chief land claims commissioner Nomfundo Gobodo says.

Zulu leaders to make massive land claim

2014-07-06 11:34
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King Goodwill Zwelithini and other traditional leaders are compiling a multi-billion rand land claim that could be South Africa's largest to date, City Press reports.

New land bill offers little comfort - ARD

2014-07-03 15:38

Government has not budgeted enough money to deal with the expected number of new land claims, the Alliance for Rural Democracy says.

No land for whites in Zimbabwe, says Mugabe

2014-07-03 10:15
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President Robert Mugabe has reportedly vowed that whites will never be allowed to own land in Zimbabwe, saying the few remaining white farmers must go.

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.

 

Farmer attacked on Free State farm

2014-09-16 11:18
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Farmer Crawford von Abo, 82, who suffered huge losses in land grabs in Zimbabwe, has been attacked on his Free State farm, according to a report.

SAHRC : Evictions must involve 'ubuntu'

2014-09-10 14:48

Evictions of illegal land dwellers must be done humanely, the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said in Cape Town on Wednesday.

White EFF member: Give land to rightful owners

2014-09-05 11:03
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South African land should be returned to its "rightful owners" because it was "violently stolen", according to the white EFF secretary of the Tuks "student command team".

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.

Pensioner dies while queuing to lodge land claim

2014-08-27 21:10

The death of an 86-year-old woman while queuing outside a land claims lodgement site in Polokwane is saddening, the land reform department says.

SA doesn't want Zim land situation - Zokwana

2014-08-21 07:29
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Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana says land reform is a pressing issue that needs to be addressed, but expropriation without compensation is not government policy.

Schools disrupted due to Daveyton protest

2014-08-20 14:13

Schooling in Daveyton, Ekurhuleni, has been disrupted following a protest by residents trying to illegally invade land.

SAHRC: Land claim hurdles remain

2014-08-18 20:05

Problems with the land restitution process have not been fully solved and risk undermining the new five-year claim period, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

Zulu king snubs Nkandla architect

2014-08-14 10:39

The Zulu royal household has publicly snubbed President Jacob Zuma's personal architect Minenhle Makhanya, stating he will not design the Zulu king’s new palace.

Farmers raise concerns on land reform

2014-08-13 13:00

Commercial farmers have raised questions and concerns about land reform with ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

ConCourt to hear Bapsfontein relocation case

2014-08-12 07:19

The Constitutional Court is set to hear arguments on why the Ekurhuleni municipality should be found in contempt of court for not complying with a court order relating to the relocation and eviction of people in the Bapsfontein informal settlement.

Student: My possessions were demolished

2014-07-31 17:15

Structures erected on Sanral-owned land in Cape Town were demolished with possessions still inside, a student who lived there says.

MPs to assess land claims offices

2014-07-28 18:56

MPs are set to conduct oversight visits to land claims lodgement centres starting this week, Parliament has said in a statement.

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 .

Land claimant renting out land - report

2014-07-23 11:11

The chief of a clan in Mpumalanga has angered neighbouring farmers because he is renting land claim land to squatters instead of farming, according to a report.

Mugabe ally praises farm invasions leader

2014-07-21 11:43

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's closest ally has reportedly praised the country's war veterans leader Joseph Chinotimba who led the 2000 controversial farm invasions.

Lwandle eviction hearings continue

2014-07-21 06:04

Public hearings into the eviction of illegal shack dwellers in Lwandle, Cape Town are expected to continue into their second week.

Mugabe 'has forgiven whites for colonial injustice'

2014-07-14 11:38
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Zimbabwe's minister of Justice, legal and parliamentary affairs has reportedly denied that President Robert Mugabe acted outside the constitution when he said whites must cede all land to blacks.

Zim court upholds disabled white farmer's eviction

2014-07-11 10:45
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A Zimbabwean court has reportedly upheld the eviction of a disabled white commercial farmer who sought compensation after his farm was seized under the country's controversial land reform programme.

Minister: Possibly 400 000 valid land claims

2014-07-10 11:39
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There could be as many as 400 000 valid land claims that can still be lodged by victims of apartheid-era forced removals, Communications Minister Faith Muthambi says.

Tobacco surge 'justifies Mugabe's land grabs'

2014-07-07 10:59

Zimbabwean Agriculture Minister has hailed President Robert Mugabe's land transfer campaign after the country reportedly recorded its biggest tobacco sales in 13 years.

White farmers respond to Mugabe's threats

2014-07-04 10:04
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White farmers have reportedly described President Robert Mugabe's recent remarks that whites must cede all land to blacks as "extremely unhelpful" to Zimbabwe as a country.

Stop dining with whites, Mugabe tells ministers

2014-07-03 14:02
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Zimbabwean ministers and traditional leaders who were fronting white ex-commercial farmers could lose their farms, President Robert Mugabe has warned, according to a report.

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.

Mixed reaction to land bill

2014-07-01 07:12
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The ANC has described the restitution of land rights amendment bill and the property valuation bill as a victory for those dispossessed of their land, while the EFF has rejected the new bills as unethical and expensive.

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