ARTICLES RELATING TO LAND

Gauteng warns against land invasion

2014-04-10 22:07

The Gauteng government says it would not stand by and watch people illegally construct shacks on land in Kokosi in Fochville.

Land laws are biased - Zuma

2014-02-27 14:20
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Laws governing land reform and restitution are biased in favour of land owners, President Jacob Zuma has told the National House of Traditional Leaders.

Land restitution bill passed after heated debate

2014-02-25 22:41
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The bill which would see the land restitution process being re-opened has been passed, following a heated and emotional debate in the National Assembly.

Land fraud case postponed

2014-02-13 18:43

The case against alleged fraudsters Richard Zikhali and Michael Magodola has been postponed in the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court.

Soweto makes proposals on land bill

2014-02-03 20:11

The period for lodging land claims should be shortened, two organisations representing Soweto communities have said.

KZN school land expropriated

2014-01-30 07:18

The land on which two KwaZulu-Natal schools are located, has been expropriated following a legal battle with the owner, the provincial education department says.

Whites stole our land - Bekkersdal residents

2014-01-22 20:00
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Vacant land in Bekkersdal, on the West Rand, was stolen by whites, the Greater Westonaria Concerned Residents' Association says.

Bekkersdal land occupation legal - leader

2014-01-22 15:39
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Bekkersdal residents believe that occupying land belonging to gold mining company Rand Uranium is legal, a community leader says.

Zuma hands over Mala Mala

2014-01-09 18:02
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The N’wandlamhlarhi Community Property Association in Lillydale village near Hazyview in Mpumalanga are officially the owners of 13 184ha of land that includes the Mala Mala game reserve.

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.

Lonmin donates land to Marikana residents

2013-10-29 19:09

Human Settlements Minister Connie September says 50 hectares of land with serviced stands have been donated by platinum producer Lonmin for housing in Marikana.

Rethink land reform targets - DA

2013-10-17 19:04

The DA says the government's land reform targets are ill-conceived and will not achieve the desired results.

You don't have to pay for land - Malema

2013-10-13 14:35
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The land of South Africa belongs to the landless, EFF leader Julius Malema has said at the launch of his party in Marikana.

Molewa: Land degradation can't be ignored

2013-09-24 22:23

Land degradation and drought has negatively affected livelihoods in a way that cannot be ignored anymore, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says.

SA farmers did not steal land - union

2013-09-19 20:41
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Farmers in South Africa do not owe anyone an apology for owning land because it was legally obtained, says farmer union TAU-SA.

Most of SA land in private hands - report

2013-09-06 07:36
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A land audit by the surveyor general shows the state holds a minimum 14% of land while 79% is owned by citizens, trusts and private firms, according to a report.

Lenasia land fraud judgment postponed

2013-08-30 13:31

Judgment in the fraud case of a couple accused of illegal land sales has been postponed in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court because the magistrate wasn't feeling well.

R1bn luxury land deal go-ahead

2013-08-04 07:57
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The government has agreed to pay R1bn to settle a land claim against one of South Africa’s most exclusive game lodges, the 5-star Mala Mala reserve in Mpumalanga.

EFF: State must take over all land

2013-07-25 17:00
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All land should be transferred to state ownership without compensation, and this should apply to all South Africans, says the Economic Freedom Fighters party.

Lawyer: Lenasia charges a conspiracy

2013-07-22 16:47

A conspiracy is behind charges against an official accused of selling state-owned land to Lenasia residents, the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court has heard.

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.

Khoi activists appeal court order

2013-07-15 09:05

A group of Khoi activists who invaded a District Six apartment complex have applied for leave to appeal against the Western Cape High Court order to evict them from the flats, the group says.

SA court dismisses Zim land grab appeal

2013-06-27 17:21

The Zimbabwe government has lost a Constitutional Court appeal against a costs order awarded to a group of farmers who challenged the loss of their land.

SA still recovering from Land Act - Zuma

2013-06-21 14:35

South Africa has not fully reversed the damage done by the Natives Land Act, President Jacob Zuma says.

 

NCOP passes land restitution bill

2014-03-28 20:21
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Controversial draft legislation to re-open the land restitution process has moved a step closer to becoming law this week when it was passed by the National Council of Provinces.

Farms restored to N West communities

2014-03-16 14:56

Farms within Ratlou Local Municipality in the North West are to be restored to communities who were dispossessed of land as a result of the 1913 Land Act, Premier Thandi Modise's office has said.

Land restitution bill passed after heated debate

2014-02-26 13:08

The bill which would see the land restitution process being re-opened has been passed, following a heated and emotional debate in the National Assembly.

ConCourt to hear CPI restitution case

2014-02-18 08:30

An application about the use of the Consumer Price Index to determine compensation in a land claim will be heard in the Constitutional Court.

ANC: Land, labour, customs bills first

2014-02-05 16:54

Priority will be given to finalise key bills on land, labour and customs before Parliament adjourns for the elections, the ANC has said.

4 injured in Cradle of Humankind protest

2014-02-01 14:03

Four people were injured during a protest at Heuningklip in the Cradle of Humankind, it has been reported.

EFF supports Bekkersdal fight for land

2014-01-23 21:42

Gauteng EFF leaders have met residents of Bekkersdal and have expressed support for their fight for land.

Municipality takes Bekkersdal locals to court

2014-01-22 10:55

The Westonaria local municipality and Rand Uranium have applied for a court interdict to restrain Bekkersdal residents from illegally occupying land in Gemsbokfontein.

Malema: Gold mines too expensive to nationalise

2013-12-22 21:06
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EFF leader Julius Malema says gold mines should not be targeted for nationalisation, as gold is very expensive to mine.

Committee to consult on land bill

2013-11-05 20:28

Parliament's portfolio committee on rural development and land reform is set to hold a nationwide public consultation process about the restitution of land rights amendment bill.

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.

Whites should return land - Malema

2013-10-15 22:37
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Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema says there will be no true reconciliation in the country as long as whites have the land.

Insults hurled ahead of Malema speech

2013-09-26 12:20
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EFF supporters and members of Sasco have hurled insults at each other ahead of an address by EFF leader Julius Malema at Unisa in Pretoria.

Malema: ANC worse than apartheid

2013-09-22 20:06
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The ANC is worse than the apartheid government, EFF founder Julius Malema has said.

Westonaria land transfer under discussion

2013-09-11 19:37

Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Ntombi Mekgwe says the Johannesburg and Westonaria municipalities have started talking about the transfer of land for housing development.

ConCourt to rule on land dispute

2013-09-05 06:44

The Constitutional Court is set to deliver judgment in a dispute about the development of land in Saldanha Bay, Western Cape.

Modise hands over land worth R60m

2013-08-25 22:45
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North West Premier Thandi Modise has handed over land worth R60m to the Barolong Boo Mariba Traditional Council.

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.

DA welcomes tralks on Ingonyama trust

2013-07-25 09:29

The Democratic Alliance has welcomed talks on the idea of municipalities taxing the Ingonyama Trust, which manages traditional land in the province.

Official in court for illegal land sale

2013-07-19 09:14

A City of Johannesburg official and two other people, accused of illegally selling state land in Lenasia, are expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court.

Zuma thought poor whites were doing well

2013-07-18 14:30
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President Jacob Zuma has said upon a return to a poor white area in Pretoria that during his initial visit he was unpleasantly surprised by the conditions his saw.

District 6 eviction order finalised

2013-07-10 11:25

An eviction order has been made final against Khoi activists who occupied District Six flats in Cape Town meant for those on a waiting list.

SAHRC to probe infromal settlement

2013-06-21 22:32

The SA Human Rights Commission will investigate the living conditions of residents of an informal settlement in Polokwane, the DA says.

Zuma: Land Act damage must be undone

2013-06-21 11:33
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South Africa has not fully recovered from the damage done by the Natives Land Act, says President Jacob Zuma.

 
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