ARTICLES RELATING TO LAND CLAIMS

We want bones of our ancestors back from Europe, says Khoi chief

2017-03-10 17:31

Descendants of the early Khoi and Nguni people have formed a coalition for the repatriation of their ancestors' remains from museums around the world, says Khoi chief Melvin Arendse.

Land claimants clash with farm workers over land

2017-03-02 16:52

Residents of Bereaville in Genadendal in the Western Cape almost came to blows with farm workers after the workers apparently tried to squat on 'their land'.

Limpopo community wins millions in land claim

2017-02-15 12:50

A Limpopo community dispossessed of its land four decades ago will receive millions as compensation for damages suffered by families during forced evictions.

Farmers concerned over call to take land

2017-01-17 11:39

Local farmers have warned the ANC against large scale expropriation, saying it might lead to conflict.

Mixed emotions as massive Joburg land claim gets underway

2016-11-24 21:07

Attendees of a meeting on what is believed to be the biggest land claim in Johannesburg to date have expressed mixed emotions.

Expropriation bill raises issue of compensation

2016-11-07 18:50

One of the issues in relation to the proposed expropriation bill 2015, is how much compensation property owners could expect and when, explains an attorney.

Over 7 000 land claims still to be settled - Commission

2016-09-07 17:11

More than 7 000 land claims lodged before 1999 must still be settled before new claims lodged since 2014 can be processed, the Land Claims Commission has said.

ConCourt declares land rights amendment act invalid

2016-07-28 22:51

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act is invalid as of Thursday.

Western Cape land claimants appeal for legal help

2016-06-14 21:57

A group of elderly Western Cape land claimants say they need a lawyer urgently after the Drakenstein Municipality said it would not release the land they have set their hearts on.

Cabinet sheds light on minimum wage and drought

2016-03-08 10:35

It is premature to declare the drought a national disaster and efforts are being made to finalise implementation of a minimum wage, say Cabinet ministers.

 

ANC will solve the land problem - Ramaphosa to EFF MPs

2017-03-09 17:23

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has told EFF MPs that they do not have the monopoly on the land redistribution question, and that the ANC will solve the problem.

Trial date set for Malema's call on land grabs

2017-02-24 14:00

EFF leader Julius Malema will go on trial in July for previously calling on his supporters to invade unoccupied land.

UPDATED: Zimplats objects to Mugabe's planned land claim take-over

2017-01-31 11:54

Impala Platinum’s Zimbabwe unit has two weeks to launch an objection to President Robert Mugabe’s intentions to take over about 28 000 hectares of land claims.

Court orders appointment of special master to fast-track labour tenants' land claims

2016-12-09 21:58

The Land Claims Court has ordered that a special master be appointed to assist labour tenants to make claims for portions of the land they have worked and lived on, says the Legal Resources Centre.

Deadline for input on massive land claim February

2016-11-22 05:42

Hundreds of individuals and companies affected by a massive land claim in Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni have until February 2 next year to make representations to the Land Claims Commission.

District Six: 3 000 ex-residents still waiting for land

2016-09-24 09:58

Five decades after District Six was declared a whites-only area, Shariefa Davids misses her old neighbourhood, where she was born and bred, gave birth to her two children and 'had to listen to government’s ugly words'.

Land claimants plan to develop with payout, receive praise

2016-08-24 19:06

Land claimants from Dzumeri in Giyani, Limpopo, have been praised for opting to use a portion of their claim payment to develop their area.

Hope springs for Bishopscourt land claimants

2016-06-21 08:58

Fifty years after the apartheid government forcibly removed families from the upmarket Bishopscourt area, 86 land claimants have signed a deal to start a development project.

Government to compensate 750 families for apartheid land loss

2016-05-21 19:35

Some 750 South African families who say they were pushed out of their land on a natural reserve during apartheid will be handed over R84 million in compensation, President Jacob Zuma said.

Where restitution landed at the State of the Nation Address

2016-02-19 14:44

The Regulation and Land Holdings Bill seeks to limit land ownership to 12 000 hectares and prohibit foreign land ownership. Experts weigh in on the implications if this bill being passed.

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