ARTICLES RELATING TO LAND REFORM

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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