ARTICLES RELATING TO LAND REFORM

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.

Expropriation bill doesn't answer colonial question of land - EFF

2016-05-27 15:29

The recently passed expropriation bill is not an answer to the colonial question of land, the EFF has said.

Anthea Jeffery: BEE doesn’t work, but EED would

2016-04-08 07:22

Anthea Jeffery argues that 'economic empowerment for the disadvantaged' focuses on all the right Es: economic growth, excellent education, employment and entrepreneurship.

Cathy Buckle: Zim’s contradictory land programme. Nothing fair or impartial.

2016-03-16 06:33

Cathy Buckle wonders who gets dibs on any money that comes into the land reform programme - the dispossessed farmer or the farm beneficiaries?

Home ownership in SA: Facts tell different story

2016-02-22 07:43

There have been dramatic changes in property ownership in SA over the last two decades, but why is this success story never told, asks economist Mike Schussler.

Land reform remains important for transformation - Zuma

2016-02-11 21:03

Around 120 000 new land claims have been received as of December, President Jacob Zuma has said during his State of the Nation Address.

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EFF will engage in peaceful lobbying for nationalisation - Julius Malema

Speaking to the BBC's Zeinab Badawi, EFF leader Julius Malema defended the EFF's position that SA companies must must surrender 51% of their shares to workers.

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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.

Why SA needs fresh ideas to make land reform a reality

2016-06-01 07:20

Land issues are increasingly at the centre of politics in South Africa, but the debate needs fresh ideas, explains Ben Cousins.

Anthea Jeffery: Land Bill rammed through without Proper Process

2016-05-19 19:40

The new expropriation bill was rushed through to be enacted before elections without consideration of its economic damage and unconstitutionality, says an analyst.

Zim evaluates land for compensation - farms union

2016-03-18 14:12

Zimbabwe’s government has begun evaluating seized farms to determine whether their previous owners should be compensated, says the Commercial Farmers Union.

Anthea Jeffery: Creeping land nationalisation no poverty solution

2016-03-01 17:08

Anthea Jeffery argues that the ANC is intent on using the apartheid land injustice to bring ever more land into the State’s ownership or control.

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.

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.

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.

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