ARTICLES RELATING TO LAND CLAIMS

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
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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
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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
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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.

Govt 'won't reopen land claims'

2011-05-10 21:15

The government has denied that it intended reopening the claims process to compensate families who were moved from their land.

Compensation for Karoo forced removals

2011-04-04 15:28

Families forcibly removed under apartheid laws will receive restitution, says the department of rural development and land reform.

No go for Richtersveld meeting

2010-09-18 22:20

The Richtersveld Communal Property Association was unable to hold its annual general meeting in Lekkersing because of a membership dispute, it has confirmed.

CT land hearing underway

2010-03-15 21:08

Last-minute attempts to reach an out-of court settlement in a land claim dispute over a plot in Rondebosch has failed in Cape Town.

Landmark land claim ruling made

2010-02-24 08:04

In a watershed finding, a land claim has been rejected because the community which laid claim to the land does not have the necessary skills to maintain current production.

State to pay for land claim

2009-09-04 21:34

A widow has been granted an order forcing the state to pay R359 000 towards the legal costs of fighting her land claim.

SA warns on farmland scramble

2009-06-16 22:20

The government will not stand in the way of farmers investing in other African countries, but cannot help protect their investments, Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson says.

 

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
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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
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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.

State to reopen land claims process

2011-05-10 14:46

Claimants are to get another chance to apply for compensation for removal under the 1913 Natives' Land Act, says a government official.

Govt drops huge land claim

2010-11-02 09:04

The state has decided not to pursue a land claim against SA's biggest sugar cane farmer, according to one report.

Richtersveld groups to face off

2010-09-17 16:34

It will be high noon in the Richtersveld this weekend when factions of the community face off in a leadership dispute.

North West land ruling slammed

2010-02-24 19:02

The Azanian People's Organisation has slammed a ruling by the Land Claims Court against claims made by the Bahiring community in the North West.

Land bill goes back to Parly

2009-10-08 22:11

The government plans to resubmit a bill to Parliament that would allow it to seize land from farmers if negotiations to buy the land from them failed.

Land commission needs R3bn more

2009-07-22 17:15

The Land Commission says it has exhausted its entire R1.3bn budget allocated for land claims eight months before the end of the 2008/2009 financial year.

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