ARTICLES RELATING TO LAND CLAIMS

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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