Bid to have informal settlement auctioned off struck off roll

2015-03-21 07:15

A Johannesburg property developer's bid to stop the Plastic View informal settlement in the east of Pretoria from being auctioned has been struck from the urgent roll in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Cape Town's human moles

2015-03-19 08:59

About a dozen people have had to make a home for themselves in a hole under the ground on a field in District Six, Cape Town.

Namibia: Youth activists condemn land given to Chinese

2015-03-10 10:05

A group of youth activists in Namibia has condemned the government’s intention to approve the lease of 10 000 hectares of fertile land to Chinese company waiting to grow tobacco for export.

State to move fast on land bill - minister

2015-02-24 11:03

Government’s 50/50 policy framework - where workers would take ownership of half of farms - is to be implemented immediately, says the land affairs minister.

SA ban on foreign land ownership aimed at farms

2015-02-17 12:13

An SA government proposal to ban foreign nationals from owning land will apply to farms, not residential property, a government minister says.

Johann Rupert: Honesty in government under attack

2015-02-03 13:35

Rembrandt Group head Johann Rupert says the private sector and civil society need to work with government in solving its economic problems.

Quiet in Diepsloot after land grab protest

2015-02-01 17:07

Police are continuing to monitor the situation in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg, following an attempted land grab in the area.

Cap land ownership - ANC

2015-01-28 16:50

The ANC has called for a limit on land ownership and for ownership by foreign nationals to be prohibited, says secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

Land grab clamp down in EFF favour - Malema

2015-01-21 21:08

The call for stricter law enforcement to deal with land grabs championed by the EFF will work in the party's favour, its leader Julius Malema says.

EFF spearheading Pretoria anarchy - Tshwane mayor

2015-01-21 14:45

Rampant land grabs championed by the EFF will be addressed by stricter law enforcement, Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa says.


New farmers take root in SA's old tribal lands

2015-03-19 16:27

New farmers are turning the soil to profit in SA's old tribal homelands as Pretoria speeds the transfer of land from whites to blacks.

An innovative project to tackle the land issue

2015-03-11 09:07

In a week when the ANC and leaders of farmers' associations were balling fists at each other over the issue of land redistribution, I visited a farm in the Free State, writes Allister Sparks .

Foreigners with farms over 12 000ha must sell

2015-02-24 12:59

Foreigners who own land above the 12 000 hectares cap will need to sell any excess farmland, says Minister of Rural Development and Land Affairs Gugile Nkwinti.

Land plans show higher state involvement - expert

2015-02-21 07:00

Proposals on land reform in President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address show an increasing tendency toward higher state involvement, says an economist.

Mulder: Zuma should have said something about the disruptions

2015-02-12 22:43

Had President Jacob Zuma been a strong leader, he would have made a comment on the disruptions to his State of the Nation address in Parliament, says FF+ leader Pieter Mulder.

Diepsloot quiet after land grab - police

2015-02-02 12:59

The police are continuing to monitor an area in Diepsloot where an attempted land grab took place at the weekend, Gauteng police say.

Police fire rubber bullets at Diepsloot protesters

2015-01-31 15:27

Police have fired rubber bullets at a group of protesters in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg, following an attempted land grab in the area.

Bultfontein land case postponed

2015-01-22 19:11

The North Gauteng High Court has postponed ruling on whether a order forcing squatters off a farm in Bultfontein should be made permanent, AfriForum says.

Tshwane to raise R500m in land, property auction

2015-01-21 15:49

The City of Tshwane will put 81 properties and 10 prime portions of land on auction to raise R500m to fund various projects, Mayor Kgosientso Sputla Ramokgopa says.

Gauteng wants to resolve land issues

2015-01-20 14:16

Gauteng has identified land reform and redistribution as matters requiring immediate resolution, Rural Development MEC Lebogang Maile says.

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