ARTICLES RELATING TO LAND CLAIMS

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.

Govt slammed for delaying land claims

2015-11-04 20:30

The Department of Rural Development has failed to meet its deadlines in processing land claims by labour tenants across the country, according to the Legal Resources Centre.

Land claims in KZN are piling up

2015-07-30 08:16

SINCE the re-opening of the land claim window just 12 months ago over 14?000 new claims have been lodged in KwaZulu-Natal.

'We want our land now' - Limpopo land claim beneficiaries

2015-06-09 15:48

Dozens of land claims beneficiaries and land activist organisations in Limpopo have marched to the provincial land claims commissioner, demanding that government speeds up the claims process.

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.

 

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.

Group claims land

2015-11-27 10:30

A land row is said to be at the heart of a dispute that is threatening the “big five” private Mkuze Falls game reserve near Pongola.

Land claims a fraud magnet

2015-09-28 11:07

The KZN Premier’s office, in explaining how the province has recovered over R500m from corrupt officials, has pointed to large-scale fraud in the land restitution programme.

Land returned to Lotus River family after 50 years

2015-07-28 17:14

Doud Davids bought the land in the 1960s, hoping his kids could build their houses there one day. Apartheid took that dream away. After decades of living across from the land, it has finally been returned to them.

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.

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