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Land grab at Namibian holiday town

2014-12-19 19:57
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A group of informal settlement dwellers outside Namibia's coastal holiday town Swakopmund have occupied municipal land and want to settle there.

Invade unoccupied land - EFF

2014-12-16 14:40
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The Economic Freedom Fighters have called for the invasion of unoccupied land in South Africa.

Land invasion operation on in Pretoria

2014-12-12 13:35

Tshwane metro police officers were conducting an operation in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria, to remove land invaders, a spokesperson says.

Pretoria protesters block road with rocks

2014-12-03 13:26

Protesters in Mamelodi, Pretoria, have blocked Nellmapius Road with rocks. Traffic lights were broken and thrown into the street.

Land Bank needs CEO, urges Afasa

2014-11-21 06:00

The African Farmers Association of SA has called on Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene and the Land Bank Board to appoint a permanent Land Bank CEO.

Outstanding first-phase land claims to cost R16.9bn

2014-11-15 06:05
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Settling all the outstanding land restitution claims lodged during the first land claims window period will cost an estimated R16.9bn, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says.

Pretoria 'land grabbers' return to site

2014-11-13 14:18

A crowd of Nellmapius residents have gathered near the site of recent attempted land occupations, but made no renewed advances to move onto the land.

EFF must take responsibility for land grab - Makhura

2014-11-12 19:51

The EFF must take responsibility for the attempted "land grab" in Nellmapius, Pretoria, Gauteng Premier David Makhura says.

Shivambu: Pretoria land grab not illegal

2014-11-12 16:23
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There is nothing illegal about the attempted "land grab" at Nellmapius, Pretoria, Economic Freedom Fighters chief whip Floyd Shivambu says.

Shots fired at Pretoria 'land grab'

2014-11-12 14:01
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Tshwane metro police have fired rubber bullets at Nellmapius, Pretoria, residents attempting a "land grab".

ANC Gauteng condemns 'EFF land grab'

2014-11-11 20:18
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An attempted land grab in Pretoria allegedly orchestrated by the EFF has been condemned by the ANC in Gauteng.

R1.1bn for new land claims

2014-10-22 20:56

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has forecast R1.1bn to be spent over the next three years on new land claims following the re-opening of the process in July.

Farmers: Prioritise food during land redistribution

2014-10-21 18:54

Government must ensure that national priorities including food security and economic stability are not jeopardised when land redistribution is rolled out, the Agri-Sector Unity Forum says.

Give back the land - EFF

2014-09-24 14:41
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The greatest heritage of South Africans is their land, and thus historical dispossession needs to be made right, the EFF says.

SA could get district land committees

2014-09-22 15:49

District land committees may be established in provinces to manage land reform, says Deputy Land Reform Minister Mcebisi Skwatsha.

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.

 

AfriForum lays charges against Malema

2014-12-17 17:26
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AfriForum has laid criminal charges against EFF leader Julius Malema for his land grab comments at the party's congress in Bloemfontein.

State land con: Sentencing postponed

2014-12-15 21:57

The sentencing of a former City of Johannesburg employee for illegally selling state land in Lenasia has been postponed by the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court.

Don't name land after me - Malema

2014-12-10 13:21
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EFF leader Julius Malema wants his followers to stop naming newly-occupied land after him.

No system to track land claims - report

2014-11-21 13:13

There is no system in place to keep track of land claims, causing a major problem for the process, according to an SA Human Rights Commission report.

SACP Gauteng condemns land grab

2014-11-17 18:57

An attempted "land grab" in Nellmapius, east of Pretoria, preyed on the vulnerability of landless residents, says the SACP in Gauteng.

Nothing wrong with land occupation – Malema

2014-11-14 14:46
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There is nothing wrong with the attempted land occupations in Nellmapius, Pretoria east, earlier this week, EFF leader Julius Malema says.

Tshwane metro police bid to block land grab

2014-11-13 09:48

The Tshwane metro police is making an urgent application in the North Gauteng High Court to block the occupation of municipal land in Nellmapius, east of Pretoria.

Pretoria ward councillor's house ransacked

2014-11-12 18:14

The house of the ward councillor in Nellmapius, Pretoria, where residents attempted a "land grab", has been ransacked.

Pretoria land grabbers disperse

2014-11-12 14:48

Residents of Nellmapius, east of Pretoria, who tried to illegally occupy land, have after rubber bullets were fired at them.

Pretoria residents demand free land

2014-11-12 13:44

Nellmapius residents demanding "free land" lined Old Bronkhorstpruit Road in Pretoria on one side as police nyalas and cars parked on the other side.

Joburg man builds school onto private house

2014-10-27 08:37

A Johannesburg pre-school chain is allegedly illegally building a school, despite a council order to stop. The building is apparently being added to a private house.

Give land to able people, farmers urge

2014-10-22 05:00

The government must ensure land is allocated to individuals who have the capacity to use it, the African Farmers' Association of SA says.

No Zim-style land reforms for SA, says Nkwinti

2014-10-16 16:21

The law will not allow SA to embark on a land redistribution process similar to that in Zimbabwe, says Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti.

Apartheid caused land degradation - Zokwana

2014-09-23 11:00
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The apartheid-era land use system has caused degradation of land, Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana says.

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

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.

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