OPINION | Kallie Kriel: AfriForum has interests of farmers at heart - unashamedly

2020-03-11 12:41

AfriForum respects Kriek’s right to believe that he and organised agriculture can prevent expropriation without compensation by attempting to win the ANC’s favour and pacifying them, writes Kallie Kriel.

South Africa’s land-policy plans a disaster for economy, says US secretary of state

2020-02-19 11:08

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was speaking to reporters in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

Mpumelelo Mkhabela | Expropriation: Less emotion, more rationality needed

2020-01-30 06:00

For an expropriation without compensation mechanism to pass constitutional muster, it must have in-built rationality processes, tests and appeals, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Elmien du Plessis: The ANC's position on expropriation not new, courts remain final arbiter

2020-01-27 09:54

The ANC has not departed from its historical position about expropriation without compensation, writes Elmien du Plessis. And the governing party and the state won't be able to eschew the courts, it would be unconstitutional.

Expropriation without compensation: Committee discusses draft bill to amend Section 25

2019-12-03 22:08

MPs are considering including the specific circumstances under which land can be expropriated without compensation in the amendment to Section 25 of the Constitution.

All views welcome on expropriation without compensation - Mathole Motshekga

2019-10-23 18:44

All views on expropriation without compensation are welcome, the chairperson of the ad hoc committee to amend Section 25 of the Constitution, Mathole Motshekga has said.

OPINION: Expropriation, racial policy block economic progress

2019-10-17 07:16

Racial edicts in the form of the current empowerment regime have been presented as a non-negotiable by President Ramaphosa. This despite some clearly expressed concerns by investors, writes Terence Corrigan.

Land expropriation: Ad Hoc committee to call land experts on amendment on Constitution

2019-09-11 19:55

The Ad Hoc committee tasked with the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation, is expected to hold a workshop with "various experts on the question of land and amending the Constitution".

Don't make rash investment decisions based on policy panic, warns asset manager

2019-08-22 07:44

People should avoid making decisions based on individual policy elements in South Africa, resulting in rash changes to their investment portfolios, according to Herman Van Papendorp, head of investment research and asset allocation at Momentum Investments.

Why Cyril Ramaphosa’s land reform panel loves individual ownership of farms – and thinks group-farming is a quick way to make people poor

2019-07-29 11:36

President Cyril Ramaphosa's Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture has serious concerns about group farming models, and says South Africa has proven that individual ownership of land – or at least secure long-term leases – make for agricultural growth.


OPINION | Expropriation without compensation: the promises are dishonest and delusional

2020-02-26 15:16

In truth, the direction of land policy misstates the existing problems, and offers no solutions for them. If anything, what is proposed will only compound them, writes Terence Corrigan.

OPINION | Expropriation: a bad turn for land reform, dire turn for the country

2020-01-27 14:00

The courts may retain some ability to review executive decisions on compensation, but not to enforce an alternative. There is much here that is reminiscent of the Expropriation Bill of 2008, which similarly sought to limit the role of the courts, writes Terence Corrigan.

The stop-gap law on land rights in former homelands was due to expire in 1997. It was just renewed again.

2019-12-06 13:06

Parliament thought it would take a year to come up with a longer-term solution to people who don't have title deeds or other formal property protection. That was more than two decades ago.

Land | Is it too late to stop expropriation without compensation? Five key questions answered

2019-11-11 06:08

Slowly but surely the process to amend to Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation is getting under way in Parliament. This is where the process currently stands.

Land expropriation without compensation still a priority for govt - Mabuza

2019-10-22 19:05

Amending the Constitution to allow land expropriation without compensation remains a priority of the current administration, Deputy President David Mabuza has told the National Assembly.

OPINION: A glimmer of good news on land?

2019-09-18 05:00

As the government drives towards a policy of expropriation without compensation, there is no evidence that it intends anything other than expanding its own power over people's assets as illustrated by the David Rakgase case, writes Terence Corrigan.

Process to amend Section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation off to a false start

2019-09-04 19:05

The sixth Parliament's process to amend Section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation has got off to a false start.

The SA government is ready to transfer more than 100 plots of state-owned land in restitution – just as soon as the paperwork is done

2019-08-12 12:32

The department of public works is ready to hand over 100 plots "identified for restitution purposes", says, says pubic works minister Patricia de Lille, but it is still waiting for supporting documents from the agriculture department.

Nationalisation of land not on the cards - presidential panel member

2019-07-28 13:17

Although many opponents of expropriation of land without compensation equates this with nationalisation, and the EFF's policy is that land should be nationalised, the Constitution currently does not provide for this, one of the members of the presidential panel of experts on land reform and agriculture, Bulelwa Mabasa explained.

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