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.

Land reform key for SA economic stability - ANC

2017-03-10 07:34

The ANC will accelerate the transfer of land to the black majority to help reduce inequality and avert future protests, says spokesperson Zizi Kodwa.

Zuma has gone rogue on land reform - Maimane

2017-03-03 17:16

President Jacob Zuma has gone rogue on land reform, says DA leader Mmusi Maimane and the president should have addressed the issue of land ownership in rural areas.

Julius Malema to be charged over land again

2017-02-24 08:31

EFF leader Julius Malema is expected to appear before the Newcastle Magistrate's Court for calling on supporters to invade unoccupied land.

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 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.

The needs of the land and the people can’t be separated

2017-03-13 08:49

The arguments are always over the land, but seldom about what it needs to remain healthy and productive, writes Robert Scholes.

Zuma contradicts ANC caucus on land reform

2017-03-03 20:35

President Jacob Zuma has echoed his nemesis EFF leader Julius Malema's words on land reform, and contradicted the ANC caucus.

Land reform favours businesses, not the poor - study

2017-03-02 07:31

The land reform system in South Africa favours agricultural businesses and sidelines the intended beneficiaries, research in the Eastern Cape suggests.

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.

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