ARTICLES RELATING TO LAND CLAIMS

Who owns the land?

2015-05-03 15:00

Nobody really knows who owns South Africa's land because statistics are incomplete, writes Yolandi Groenewald

Christo Wiese helps South Africans own land

2015-04-30 07:24

Christo Wiese, who led a R12bn takeover this month, is helping South Africans make a more modest purchase: The R1 850 they need to secure the title to the land on which they live.

Presidency explains foreign land ownership plans

2015-02-15 12:17

The Presidency has issued a statement to explain what its proposed end of foreign land ownership in SA would involve and why it is resorting to these measures.

The ANC's election claims examined - Report

2014-04-25 10:37

In the run-up to the 7 May election, the ANC says it has a “good story to tell” about its performance over that period. This is the first of two reports evaluating key claims.

R1bn to develope Richmond park area

2014-03-26 17:18

Over R1bn will be spent on developing the Richmond Park area in Cape Town, city officials say.

Land claims to cost taxpayers up to R179bn

2014-02-19 14:11

The billions of rands needed each year to settle new land claims will come from taxpayers, says Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti.

Luxury lodge shut down after land claim

2013-11-19 12:29

The Cybele Forest Lodge and Health Spa outside Nelspruit in Mpumalanga has been closed following the enforcement of a land claim.

Modise hands over land worth R60m

2013-08-25 22:45

North West Premier Thandi Modise has handed over land worth R60m to the Barolong Boo Mariba Traditional Council.

ANC to miss land claims target

2012-12-16 16:20

The ANC will not reach its land redistribution target due to among others the 'willing buyer, willing seller' flaw, according to President Jacob Zuma.

Revamp to land reform unveiled soon

2011-08-25 13:26

Much-awaited proposals, including on foreign ownership of SA land, will be released in a green paper next week, says an official.

 

Reclaiming the soil of the past

2015-05-03 15:00

For much of democratic SA’s first 21 years, land reform remained at the bottom of the transformation ‘to-do list’. Now, black South Africans are waking up to the fact that they don’t have to be farmers. Land is a valuable commodity in and of itself.

Zuma: Land ban only for farms

2015-02-19 15:44

The government's proposed ban on foreign land ownership will only apply to agricultural land, says President Jacob Zuma.

Mpuma's new land claim process kicks off

2014-07-27 14:00

The commission on restitution of land rights in Mpumalanga has successfully started to respond to the call to fast-track land claims.

SANParks CEO could pocket millions from MalaMala

2014-03-30 15:49

The outgoing SANParks CEO could pocket millions via his shareholding in the game farm the government bought in a land settlement deal, according to Rapport.

Reopening of land claims 'blow' to farmers

2014-03-02 12:23

AgriSA has deemed the re-opening of land claims for the next five years as a "crushing blow" for commercial farmers.

ANC can't deliver on land claim promises - DA

2014-02-07 11:04

The government will need up to R179bn to settle outstanding land claims, but only a small fraction of this amount is available, says the DA.

Native Land Act heritage too - Motlanthe

2013-09-24 15:14

One of the central causes of poverty and under-development in SA is the legacy of land dispossession, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

FMF: New expropration bill a bit better

2013-06-26 20:03

Although the new expropriation bill gives the courts the power over compensation, other aspects are likely to negate this gain, says the Free Market Foundation.

SA farmers looking north

2012-11-20 08:51

Land claims and running costs, in particular for power and labour, are forcing local farmers to seek for opportunities elsewhere in Africa, says Agri SA.

Zimbabwe rejects Implats’ BEE plan

2011-08-23 11:46

Implats, the world's second-largest platinum miner, says its Zimbabwean unit is in talks with the government after its empowerment proposals were turned down.

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