ARTICLES RELATING TO LAND REFORM

Put land reform blame where it should be - academic

2016-01-22 11:55

The notion that farmers do not want to make land available is nonsense and South Africans must tackle land reform by facing the future together, says an academic.

Three property issues the ANC will tackle

2015-08-19 07:41

Ownership, demographic transformation and access to finance are the three property issues the ANC wants to put in the spotlight at its National General Council.

Modi shifts tactics on major land reform

2015-07-17 12:45

In the direct blow to his ambitious economic reform agenda, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has had to row back on a business-friendly land bill.

Anthea Jeffery: ‘Sustodianship’ and control over farm land

2015-05-27 15:09

Anthea Jefferys brings to our attention yet another bill that flew entirely under the radar. This time, it’s about the preservation of agricultural land.

Zuma’s land grab urgings to traditional chiefs; desperate move by a declining force

2015-03-18 14:17

Anthea Jeffrey explains how Zuma is wooing that anachronism of a democracy, traditional leaders, to shore up votes for the political tests that lie ahead.

Zuma lost GPS signal on land ownership - business

2015-02-13 12:57

The business and agricultural sector have reacted strongly to President Jacob Zuma's statements on land ownership and predict negative consequences.

India vows to push land purchase reform

2014-11-09 13:00

India will push ahead with reform to a land purchase law blamed by business for slowing industrial projects, even if there is resistance to loosening the rules.

Government cannot farm - expert

2014-09-26 19:56

It is through mentorship and other support from industry that those involved in land reform projects are able to make notable progress, according to an expert.

Unemployed graduates to help ailing land

2014-08-07 19:00

A Mpumalanga official says 40 unemployed agriculture graduates from Mpumalanga will be sent to revive struggling land reform farms.

Bill should give back stolen land – EFF

2014-07-25 18:34

The passing of the appropriation bill has caused heated debate in parliament, with some MPs claiming it will place an unfair burden on future generations .

 

Lack of land reform fuels inequality in SA - Piketty

2015-10-01 17:55

Economist Thomas Piketty says a lack of large-scale, forced land redistribution in SA from the rich to the poor has fuelled one of the world’s widest income gaps.

Mngxitama walks out of Parliament after argument with EFF MP

2015-08-05 07:07

Former EFF MP Andile Mngxitama staged a walkout from Parliament yesterday after a brief verbal fight with his erstwhile comrades

Agri SA asks for alternative land reform plan

2015-06-10 16:03

The state should pursue and support voluntary schemes which can yield better results at a much lower cost for the land reform programme, Agri SA says.

Is food shedding next, asks Grain SA

2015-05-14 21:11

There will be food shortages if the government’s land reform policy goes ahead, warns Grain SA.

Willing buyer, wiling seller still for best land reform

2015-03-17 09:08

The willing buyer, willing seller model is still the best for Namibia's land reform despite its shortcomings, according to a study.

Unintended consequences of ANC Land Proposals

2015-02-06 14:13

The ANC has been canny in proposing 12 000 hectares as the maximum amount of land that farmers may own. Anthea Jeffrey discusses.

New evictions put Mugabe's land reform in focus

2014-10-12 16:05

White farmers are once again facing evictions in Zimbabwe, despite the perception that President Robert Mugabe's land reform benefited only the wealthy.

Land ceilings a 'political charade'

2014-09-09 08:51

The proposal to limit land ownership is as radical as redistributing 50% of land to farmworkers and amounts to land-based affirmative action, says a farms body.

Farmers ready to 'stand and not run'

2014-08-06 15:13

Free State farmers will accept no compromise on economic or constitutional principles in the development of agriculture, a leader of an agriculture body says.

New land bill offers little comfort - ARD

2014-07-03 12:56

The Alliance for Rural Democracy says the government has not budgeted enough money to deal with the expected number of new land claims.

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