ARTICLES RELATING TO LAND

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.

Zuma signs land bill into law

2014-06-30 14:47
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President Jacob Zuma has signed the restitution of land rights amendment bill into law.

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.

Macassar residents protest over evictees

2014-06-24 19:59

Metro police in Cape Town say they are monitoring Macassar following violent protests over the relocation of Nomzamo residents.

Lwandle evictions: what went wrong?

2014-06-13 12:41

As the government opens an investigation into the blame game over the evicted Lwandle families, News24 tries to makes sense of the human tragedy.

Govt intervenes in Limpopo land disputes

2014-06-11 15:31

Government officials and land claimants in Limpopo's Vhembe district have met in a bid to defuse disputes halting production on farms.

Zille blames politics for Lwandle evictions

2014-06-09 14:32
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The "real story" behind the Lwandle evictions in the Western Cape is a political one, DA leader Helen Zille has suggested.

ConCourt rules on Durban village

2014-06-06 20:22

The Constitutional Court has granted residents of Madlala Village in Durban leave to appeal against an order authorising the municipality to demolish their homes.

De Lille asks for impartial Lwandle probe

2014-06-06 06:00

The head of the team to investigate the evictions at Lwandle has extremely close links to the ANC, claims Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille.

Lwandle residents get hot meals

2014-06-04 11:29

Around 800 people evicted from Lwandle in Cape Town have received hot meals as a cold front hits the city. The residents were displaced after 223 shacks were demolished earlier in the week.

Sisulu criticises Lwandle evictions

2014-06-04 07:00
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The City of Cape Town and Sanral should have handled the evictions at Lwandle near Strand in the Western Cape better, Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says.

Ministers to visit Cape eviction site

2014-06-03 17:15

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters and Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu are to visit the scene of evictions at Lwandle near Strand to try find solutions to the situation.

Trio held in Strand for public violence

2014-06-03 14:53

Three people were arrested for public violence during evictions in Lwandle, outside Cape Town, Western Cape police have said.

Tensions high as Strand evictions continue

2014-06-03 11:37
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Tensions remain high in an informal settlement where residents have been evicted from land owned by the SA National Roads Agency Limited.

 

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.

Land claim process reopened

2014-06-30 21:16

A claims process that compensates black families who were removed from their land under white rule has been reopened, to offer redress to those who failed to meet earlier deadlines.

N West state land for unemployed youth

2014-06-29 17:45

To create sustainable income for the unemployed, the North West provincial government will allocate all state owned farms in the province to community members, says the premier.

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.

New land reform proposals recipe for disaster - DA

2014-06-24 17:56
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The DA has warned that the new land reform policy proposals tabled by Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti are a recipe for agricultural disaster.

Joburg leaving evictees in the cold

2014-06-13 09:07

Just a week after the Lwandle evictions in Cape Town, the City of Johannesburg has come under fire for not providing alternative accommodation for evictees.

Lwandle evictees relocation met with anger

2014-06-10 09:07
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Cape Town’s eviction drama has taken another turn as tensions rose between Blackheath residents and their new neighbours who were moved from Lwandle last week.

CT has housing kits for Lwandle evicted

2014-06-07 07:07

Cape Town is ready to provide emergency housing kits to illegal shack dwellers evicted from Sanral land next to the N2, says mayor Patricia de Lille.

West Coast area protest over housing

2014-06-06 12:22

Around 800 people protested for better housing in Abbotsdale, on the West Coast, Western Cape police have said.

Lwandle locals take shelter from cold

2014-06-04 15:15

Residents of Lwandle in Cape Town have made a community hall their home after their shacks were set alight and destroyed during their eviction.

Peters: Lwande evictions must stop

2014-06-04 09:02

Evictions at Lwandle near Strand in the Western Cape must be put on hold, the transport department says.

Evictions: Sanral blames City of Cape Town

2014-06-03 18:03
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The City of Cape Town could have avoided the eviction of shack dwellers in Lwandle settlement if it did not walk away from discussions about the issue, Sanral says.

Cape Town: Evicted people to get shelter

2014-06-03 16:08
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People evicted from Sanral-owned land at Lwandle, Strand, will be given short-term shelter, the City of Cape Town says.

Petrol bombs fly during Cape Town evictions

2014-06-03 12:41
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Petrol bombs have been thrown during evictions in Lwandle, Strand, Western Cape police have said.

ANC condemns Cape Town evictions

2014-06-03 10:35
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The eviction of people from land owned by Sanral in Cape Town was meted out as a punishment to the community for not voting for the DA in the elections, the ANC says.

 
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