Mmusi Maimane: Treatment of black farmers shows the sham of ANC 'empowerment'

2017-10-09 11:00

The ANC will have you believe that they care about land reform, but in reality they care about control. This is not real empowerment, says Mmusi Maimane.

Hanekom rubbishes expropriation without compensation

2017-07-05 12:00

Expropriation without compensation is “nonsense”, "seriously unjust" and will do great damage to the economy, says former minister Derek Hanekom.

Land reform dreams lying fallow for Ebenhaeser farmers

2017-06-29 11:11

The dreams of finally getting back land that was lost to missionaries almost a century ago are lying fallow for the Ebenhaeser community in the Western Cape.

Radical economic transformation must go beyond slogans - Ramaphosa

2017-06-19 12:37

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says true radical economic transformation must go beyond slogans, and must effect real change for the black majority of the country.

Education and training needed in agri-sector - experts

2017-05-28 12:54

Education and training in the agriculture sector is necessary for small farmers to successfully incorporate mechanisation in their operations, says an expert.

Land expropriation's sound and fury

2017-05-19 08:00

Without a reasonable number of successful land reform projects, it is difficult to justify expropriation. The failures so far have nothing to do with the property clause in the Constitution, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Land should be given to capable farmers, says govt

2017-05-17 15:08

The current method of land redistribution should be reconsidered and farms should be given to capable owners, according to the agricultural department.

Simply seizing land could make SA a second Zim - analyst

2017-05-11 13:47

Calls to seize land is not necessarily the path to economic liberation, says political economist Moeletsi Mbeki.

DA raises red flag on land reform draft bill

2017-04-13 17:54

If passed in its current form, the agricultural land reform bill could limit land ownership and have “adverse effects” on job creation and investment, says the DA.

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.


From farm labourers to bosses: SA's land reform scores a rare success

2017-08-02 17:46

In a striking breakthrough for race relations in SA, the Moletele have taken back the land from which they were evicted, with the former landowners becoming the workers and the one-time labourers now the bosses.

Don't expect honest policy discussions from the ANC

2017-06-30 09:26

The failure of the ANC's policy document on economic transformation to provide an honest assessment of why old ideas on land reform were not implemented shows that the party has lost the capacity to think, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

The science of decolonisation

2017-06-22 11:21

How do we build a prosperous decolonised Africa? Johan Fourie from Stellenbosch University explains one solution: focusing less on land reform and more on science and technology.

Constitution not impediment to land reform - Cronin

2017-06-13 21:12

The Constitution is a clarion call for land reform, not an impediment to it, says Deputy Minister of Public Works Jeremy Cronin.

Govt sits on 4 000 farms, yet hints at expropriation

2017-05-22 14:49

While the ANC hints at land expropriation without compensation, the state is struggling to transfer more than 4 000 farms which have already been bought to their new owners.

Give black farmers title deeds - department

2017-05-19 06:02

Government is planning to address the lack of title deeds for black commercial farmers, says the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

WATCH: Agriculture department says land grabs are not the solution

Klerksdorp – Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries director general, Mike Mlengana, on Monday night said land grabs were not the solution to the country’s land issue.

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New land reform bill unconstitutional - FMF

2017-05-02 10:47

Land reform could be resolved by distributing the vast amounts of state-owned land to the poor, rather than the current unconstitutional draft legislation, says the Free Market Foundation.

Probe against Mugabe's wife halted by govt officials – report

2017-04-13 05:47

A human rights violation probe against Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe has reportedly hit a brick wall - as government officials have refused to co-operate with a rights commission.

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.

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