IMF, ratings agencies point to need for tough choices

2019-06-05 20:29

President Cyril Ramaphosa faces a perfect storm of factors requiring him to make some tough decisions, says Terence Corrigan.

Big win for Ramaphosa will not deliver business-friendly reforms

2019-05-05 07:18

South Africans who want genuine reform have a critical task to perform in the coming poll. They must act to prevent an ANC/EFF two-thirds majority in Parliament, writes Anthea Jeffery.

AgriSA meets with top US official to talk trade, land expropriation

2019-03-15 17:32

AgriSA says it plans to discuss a list of farms published by a top ANC official in the Northern Cape during its meeting with Deputy Secretary of State of the United States, John J Sullivan.

Expropriation Bill not a minor issue but a major threat

2019-02-18 09:16

Once the Expropriation Bill and the constitutional amendment have been adopted, the state could enact a National Land Act which vests all land in state custodianship, writes Anthea Jeffery.

The threat of expropriation without compensation is closer than you think

2019-01-23 06:02

The expropriation without compensation process as it relates to land is in part an attempt to dilute property rights, allowing the government to seize or extract wealth wherever it is found, writes Frans Cronje.

These are the 5 types of property that can be expropriated without compensation under a brand new Bill

2018-12-21 09:26

The latest version of the new Expropriation Bill, gazetted on Friday morning, is very specific on when "nil compensation" could be appropriate.

Blowing South Africans' one chance to warn against a constitutional amendment on land

2018-11-19 09:44

Depending on the scale of expropriation without compensation, the economic impact could be disastrous, writes Anthea Jeffery.

Absence of SA land reform law will continue to fuel uncertainty - Moody's

2018-09-13 15:03

Policy uncertainty will linger in South Africa until land reform laws are formulated and this won’t happen until after next year’s election, dampening investor sentiment and creating a credit-negative environment, Moody’s Investors Service said.

Banks are on board with land reform, BASA declares

2018-08-30 19:09

The Banking Association of South Africa says the amount of money that the four largest banks in SA loaned to farmers increased from R133bn in late 2017 to R148bn in mid-2018.

BONANG MOHALE: Let's work together on land reform

2018-08-26 07:42

This is the only country we have. We should make it work, writes Bonang Mohale.


Daniel Silke: Ramaphosa’s real battles will start after he wins

2019-05-06 17:01

Fundamentally, the hard work for the president will only begin after he wins the election. And much of that work will be within his own party, says Daniel Silke.

Wandile Sihlobo: There's confidence in SA agriculture - from farmers themselves

2019-03-19 06:15

Talking to individual farmers gave Wandile Sihlobo hope for the SA agricultural industry.

AfriForum makes its play in the battle for the hearts and minds of farmers

2019-03-03 06:22

A new agricultural organisation called the Southern African Agriculture Initiative has been launched, with an apparent attempt to counter AgriSA, the largest representative organisation for farmers in the country.

Ferial Haffajee: Can Ramaphosa manage R1.2trn investment and expropriation without compensation?

2019-01-23 07:30

The ANC election manifesto is like the biriyani of political documents writes Ferial Haffajee - a mix of many things.

ANC policy: More continuity than change

2019-01-15 12:03

A state that can struggle to distribute drivers' licences, or to maintain roads and water systems is hardly an ideal candidate to reconfigure society, and judiciously manage the property rights of its citizens, writes Terence Corrigan.

No land grabs in SA, your investments are safe - Ramaphosa tells German counterpart

2018-11-20 14:23

President Cyril Ramaphosa, at a joint media briefing with German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, said there will be no land grabs in South Africa and that foreign investments in the country are safe.

Cabinet promises 262 new land reform projects

2018-10-25 19:57

Cabinet has lined up 262 new land reform projects aimed at benefiting youth and women.

Cosatu sees no need to amend South Africa land rules

2018-09-06 17:29

The South African ruling party’s labor partner sees no need to change the country’s Constitution to make it easier to expropriate land without compensation.

Rand firms to under R14/$ after SA withdraws expropriation bill

2018-08-28 17:25

The rand briefly broke below R14.00 to the US dollar following the news that Parliament's portfolio committee on public works withdrew its expropriation bill on Tuesday.

'Give Land Bank a chance to weigh in on EWC'

2018-08-24 06:00

The Land Bank is crucial to transformation in agriculture and should have the chance to develop its position on expropriation without compensation, an investment and transformation expert has said.

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