Minister moves to calm land reform fears

2017-03-28 12:53

Land reform minister Gugile Nkwinti says the country needs clarity on the ruling party's current stance on land, and the ANC is still guided by the provisions in the Constitution.

The needs of the land and the people can’t be separated

2017-03-13 08:49

The arguments are always over the land, but seldom about what it needs to remain healthy and productive, writes Robert Scholes.

Zuma contradicts ANC caucus on land reform

2017-03-03 20:35

President Jacob Zuma has echoed his nemesis EFF leader Julius Malema's words on land reform, and contradicted the ANC caucus.

Land reform favours businesses, not the poor - study

2017-03-02 07:31

The land reform system in South Africa favours agricultural businesses and sidelines the intended beneficiaries, research in the Eastern Cape suggests.

Stop the alternative facts about land reform

2017-02-21 08:25

There can only be one reason why President Jacob Zuma and his loyalists lie about the real facts about black participation in the economy and land reform, writes Max du Preez.

Land reform key for SA’s economic transformation - ANC

2017-01-31 05:31

Land reform is still very much on the ANC’s agenda and it is equally important for economic growth, says an economist.

Time to let the township millions own their government plots

2016-12-19 20:10

In this eloquently argued, hard-hitting piece, a law student at the University of Pretoria argues that it’s time to get rid of the apartheid township.

Land reform efforts lack a focus on struggling farmers

2016-12-06 06:37

Government makes much of its efforts of putting more land in the hands of the previously disenfranchised black majority, but many continue to wallow in poverty, academics say.

No Malema, European settlers didn't steal the land

2016-11-08 11:52

When it comes to land rights Julius Malema has a case of selective double standards. Land in this country was granted to European settlers and others for services rendered to the local chiefs.

Land reform goes private

2016-10-23 06:08

A new funding initiative could revive failed land reform programmes such as Mamahlola.


New bill will set out unique land ceilings

2017-03-24 09:29

A new bill that will set out unique land ceilings for various districts in the country has been published in the Government Gazette for public comment.

Land reform key for SA economic stability - ANC

2017-03-10 07:34

The ANC will accelerate the transfer of land to the black majority to help reduce inequality and avert future protests, says spokesperson Zizi Kodwa.

Zuma has gone rogue on land reform - Maimane

2017-03-03 17:16

President Jacob Zuma has gone rogue on land reform, says DA leader Mmusi Maimane and the president should have addressed the issue of land ownership in rural areas.

Julius Malema to be charged over land again

2017-02-24 08:31

EFF leader Julius Malema is expected to appear before the Newcastle Magistrate's Court for calling on supporters to invade unoccupied land.

Nothing new on land restitution

2017-02-12 00:00

No new initiatives have been referred to during Zuma’s state of the nation address, despite promises to ‘fundamentally change the structure of the system’.

Land taxes – foundation hammers Judge Davis’ recommendations

2016-12-20 05:31

The South African Constitutional Property Rights Foundation has clashed with Judge Davis four times and found him disingenuous and or untrustworthy. At the very least.

Land reform fiasco should keep us all awake at night, not just failing farmers

2016-12-08 18:37

The government must take measures to make sure redistributed land is used productively instead of simply acquiring land for redistribution, say two analysts.

It's not as simple as 'giving back the land'

2016-11-22 08:18

Populists are playing a dangerous game when they declare that landlessness is the root of all black poverty. Even rapid and successful but orderly land transformation won’t satisfy many militants and the fires will still be stoked, writes Max du Preez.

Land reform farms’ prices ‘inflated’

2016-10-30 06:56

An investigation report confirming that government bought farms for land reform purposes at inflated prices in Mpumalanga’s Badplaas area can now be used in court to nail the perpetrators – after gathering dust for 11 years.

Land reform model fizzles

2016-09-25 08:24

A macadamia farming project by young farmers, which has been hailed by government as a model for land reform projects, is on the verge of collapse.

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