Ramaphosa says no 'arbitrary action' on Ingonyama Trust land, panel report still being scrutinised

2019-08-22 21:23

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he will be sending a delegation of Cabinet ministers to KwaZulu-Natal in response to a letter from Zulu monarch King Zwelithini, the custodian of vast swathes of land in the province, amid the release of the presidential advisory panel on land reform and agriculture report and growing momentum toward the expropriation of land without compensation.

Western Cape MEC refuses to answer why the province bought land at 'inflated price'

2019-08-15 20:52

Western Cape MEC for human settlements Tertius Simmers refused to answer whether the province bought land for housing at the allegedly inflated price of R64.6 million because another parcel of land already owned by the City of Cape Town and earmarked for housing would turn Table View into "Khayelitsha by the sea".

District Six: Minister hit with personal costs over 'grossly unreasonable' court order failure

2019-08-02 10:34

Former Rural Development and Land Reform minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has been hit with a personal costs order after the department failed to comply with a court order to draft a plan to redevelop District Six.

Attitudes to land occupations have to change, say researchers

2019-07-29 13:37

The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa has released a series of reports on informal settlements

'We are hungry, we want our land back': Expropriation without compensation is officially back on Parliament's agenda

2019-07-25 19:24

Amending Section 25 of the Constitution is officially before Parliament again after the National Assembly passed a motion to establish an ad hoc committee to draft an amendment to allow expropriation without compensation.

We're going nowhere - Ennerdale, Lenasia South land occupiers

2019-07-19 17:40

People occupying land in the Lakeview informal settlement in Ennerdale have vowed not to move.

Fire across the land: The steep price of state failure on land

2019-07-17 08:46

Where the state lacks the ability and will to enforce its laws, and surrenders authority to the strongman best placed to press a claim through force, a legitimate land reform programme becomes impossible, writes Terence Corrigan.

Farm workers and farm dwellers protest to demand rural reforms

2019-07-13 16:44

“The black poor majority on farms are feeling the rot of this system”

Government's multimillion-rand filling station stands empty for years

2019-07-11 13:01

Chief Sebenzile Nyangilizwe Mathanzima of Qamata has vowed that the Qamata Integrated Energy Centre will not operate until the land it is on is returned by the municipality to three local businessmen.

Sisulu vows housing dept will be the 'first expropriator' of state-owned land

2019-07-09 20:27

Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu says her department will be the first to use a constitutional amendment that will enable the expropriation of land without compensation, starting with state-owned land in Cape Town.


WC govt says contentious R64m Dunoon land purchase is above board

2019-08-20 22:19

Western Cape Human Settlements MEC Tertius Simmers insists the purchase of land in Dunoon is above board.

'We are going home to our land in District Six,' sings land claimant after court finds against minister

2019-08-02 14:30

"We have been praying and praying for this. I want to close my eyes in District Six. My heart wants to be in District Six," said claimant Amina James after the judgment in the Western Cape High Court.

Land panel report looks post-apartheid failures square in the eyes

2019-07-31 08:37

One of the many strengths of President Ramaphosa's land panel report is that it does not shy away from the corruption, patronage and nepotism that have often dogged post-apartheid land reform, writes Jeremy Cronin.

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.

Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba seeks 'joint approach' to resolve conflict in Lenasia

2019-07-22 08:43

Landlessness and proper law enforcement are the key problems to be addressed in the area, Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba says.

Lenasia South, Ennerdale residents protest over land occupations

2019-07-19 10:37

Fed-up residents have blocked roads leading into parts of Ennerdale, Zakarriyya Park and Lenasia South in Johannesburg while protesting against the occupation of land in the area.

Housing beneficiaries warned about rules of selling their houses

2019-07-15 17:06

The Western Cape government has warned people who sell or rent houses received from the government that they will face criminal action if they do so outside the terms and conditions of receiving the home.

Land reform: Motlanthe warns of ‘anarchy and chaos’ if property rights aren’t protected

2019-07-11 13:43

Former president Kgalema Motlanthe has warned of a dire impact on society if property rights in South Africa aren't protected.

'Let Zindzi Mandela be,' pleads Duarte in personal note

2019-07-11 08:10

Jessie Duarte stands up for Zindzi Mandela after #OurLand Twitter furore and AfriForum complaint.

Good asks Public Protector to probe Growthpoint's Cape Town land purchase

2019-07-05 12:15

The Good party has asked Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to probe whether the sale of a prime piece of property in the City of Cape Town's CBD was above board.

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