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.


Perry Feldman, a farmer and member of the Free Market Foundation, speaks to us about the land reform project in the Free State that has seen farmers pledge R750 000 to assist their employees become homeowners for the first time.

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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.

Land policy: ANC disowns draft plan

2014-06-29 16:28

Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti is forging ahead with his controversial policy proposals to seize portions of farmland without compensation.

Land reform proposals spell disaster

2014-06-27 19:31

The latest proposals on land reform will lead to disinvestment and pose a serious threat to food security, according to a business chamber.

SA farmers 'don't owe anyone anything'

2014-04-09 12:27

South African farmers are unwilling to finance half of land reform farms, because it is unjust and unfair, says an agriculture union.

Govt playing with fire - property rights body

2014-04-07 14:43

The proposal that commercial agriculture must transfer 50% of land to workers could create a major disaster for SA, says a property rights group.

China's cautious land-reform

2013-11-11 13:29

Tan Yingyu is one of China's 200 million migrant workers and like many he is stuck: he cannot become a legal resident in the city of Chengdu.

Tycoons in MalaMala bush war

2013-06-23 11:40

Top wildlife tycoons Michael Rattray and Dave Varty are embroiled in a dispute that could influence the future of land reform policy.

Questions over land reform timing

2013-02-20 16:55

The government's announcement that land claims from before 1913 will be re-opened has created huge expectations, says Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder.

Land reform proposals to be implemented

2012-12-09 13:01

Proposals for the redistribution of land found in the land reform green paper would come into effect as early as March, the rural development minister says.

Billions spent on distressed farmers

2012-08-13 14:44

The SA government has spent billions of rands to help 600 farms in distress, says Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti.

ANC leans towards expropriation again

2012-06-24 10:23

The spectre of land expropriation is again rearing its ugly head in the agricultural sector.

Nkwinti spells out land reform target

2012-03-01 14:05

The land reform minister says 30% of 82 million hectares of agricultural land held by white commercial farmers should be transferred to black farmers by 2014.

DA: Govt must do audit before reform

2011-09-12 15:21

Until the government completes a full audit of what land it owns and what condition it is in, land reform will be seriously compromised, says the DA.

Nkwinti admits backslide in land reform

2011-08-31 12:41

SA has reversed gains in transferring 30% of commercial farmland to black people after farmers resold land bought for them by the state, says a minister.

Govt may curb foreign land ownership

2011-08-25 22:01

Government may put restrictions on the sale of land to foreigners, a draft policy shows.

Zim land grab toll tops $12bn

2011-08-03 21:37

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's land reforms have cost the economy $12bn in lost agricultural production, farmers say.

First screen new farmers - Land Bank

2011-07-26 09:55

Emerging farmers should comply with certain criteria before being settled on farms, says the Land Bank.

Nkwinti: Govt needs help with land reform

2011-07-08 21:29

The "go-it-alone" approach has failed previous administrations and will not be repeated, says Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Gugile Nkwinti.


Perry Feldman, a farmer and member of the Free Market Foundation, speaks to us about the land reform project in the Free State that has seen farmers pledge R750 000 to assist their employees become homeowners for the first time. Watch.

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Perry Feldman, a farmer and member of the Free Market Foundation, speaks to us about the land reform project in the Free State that has seen farmers pledge R750 000 to assist their employees become homeowners for the first time. Watch.

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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 .

Nkwinti: Khoi, San not forgotten on land

2014-07-02 05:00

Government is working on policy that will allow the Khoi and San people to lodge claims on land lost prior to the 1913 cut-off date, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says.

Land proposal not ANC's - report

2014-06-29 14:52

City Press says the ANC did not mandate Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti to push the controversial new land reform proposals.

Agri SA rejects land proposals

2014-06-24 17:56

A new land reform proposal that involves giving 50% of land to farmworkers is ill-considered and unacceptable, Agri SA says.

Sharing farms with workers won't work - party

2014-04-07 16:12

The idea of giving farm workers half of the land they work on is ill-considered, warns the Freedom Front Plus.

Politicians must not 'use agriculture for votes'

2014-04-04 16:16

Political parties and politicians must refrain from making statements that unnecessarily tarnish agriculture’s image, warns an industry body.

Bigger tobacco crop will help Zim's ailing economy

2014-02-20 12:59

According to a minister Zimbabwe hopes to boost agricultural output this year with an increase in tobacco production, already the country's biggest export.

Bid to tackle fraudulent land claims

2013-09-05 14:24

A proposed bill will make it a crime to lodge fraudulent land claims and also open the door for whites who had lost land.

Plan to keep land out of banks' hands

2013-06-20 10:44

The government is working on a plan that would help prevent redistributed land being used as collateral by banks, says Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti.

SA speeds up land reform

2013-02-14 21:46

The government is ditching the "willing buyer, willing seller" principle to fast track its land redistribution programme, according to President Jacob Zuma.

Union: Land reform plan is blackmail

2012-10-24 17:17

President Jacob Zuma's land reform plan amounted to blackmail, says trade union Solidarity.

Land reform obsession 'wasted money'

2012-08-31 09:53

The state's fixation with having 30% of agricultural land under black control by 2014 "wasted a pile of money", the land reform minister is quoted as saying.

Call for land grabs with compensation

2012-06-28 13:44

Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson advocates expropriation within the constitution, saying the willing-buyer, willing-seller policy can no longer continue.

Mulder: Land reform debate needed

2012-06-07 13:43

The debate on land reform should be opened up to provide certainty to concerned commercial farmers, says Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder.

New thinking necessary on land reform

2011-11-20 22:00

A Codesa on land reform is an increasing possibility as more and more influential people realise that the current process will not have the desired outcome.

Revamped land reform system unveiled

2011-08-31 11:33

A single four-tier system has been proposed in a green paper by the rural development and land reform minister.

Cosatu supports land expropriation

2011-08-25 15:00

The willing seller, willing buyer principle has not aided land reform and expropriation with compensation should be pursued, says Cosatu.

Zim land grab toll tops $12bn

2011-08-03 21:37

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's land reforms have cost the economy $12bn in lost agricultural production, farmers say.

Taking land without payment a possibility

2011-07-10 13:45

The expropriation of land without compensation is a possibility in future, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Gugile Nkwinti reportedly has said.

Free State farmers: We are here to stay

2011-06-24 07:34

Free State farmers have warned that Julius Malema's view on land reform is simplistic and expressed concern that the ANCYL leader was making it a race issue.

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