ARTICLES RELATING TO LAND

'I will not fight with the people' says Gugs landowner following occupations

2018-02-23 05:45

Gugulethu backyarders have occupied three pieces of open land, saying they are tired of being overlooked by government when it comes to housing.

Your land audit story was full of lies

2018-02-18 06:19

The article by Dewald van Rensburg – titled Land audit’s “bizarre” recommendations: “Definitive proposals” from land audit are difficult because the results are incredibly inconclusive – refers.

BLF faces Rupert company interdict against 'unlawful land invasion'

2018-02-14 10:02

An application for a final interdict to keep Black First Land First off L'Ormarins farms, owned by the Rupert family, has been postponed in the Western Cape High Court.

Land audit’s 'bizarre' recommendations

2018-02-11 06:27

‘Definitive proposals’ from the land audit are difficult because the results are incredibly inconclusive.

Land audit does not tell us all we need to know

2018-02-11 05:54

The land audit undertaken by government could potentially be a valuable tool for understanding the patterns of ownership and acquisition in South Africa. It could also help us to come up with solutions. Regrettably, this may not be the case, writes Terence Corrigan.

Let the people own the land

2018-02-04 06:21

Jessie Duarte’s comments on land reform “New mood will help economy – ANC” (City Press, January 28 2018) raise disturbing questions about just how much has really been learnt from the experience of the past two decades, writes Terence Corrigan.

Robust property rights the key to tackling the legacy of dispossession

2018-01-10 08:24

The failure of South Africa’s land reform programme has substantively been the consequence of resistance, both direct and indirect, writes Terence Corrigan.

There's a Khoisan on Zuma's stoep

2017-12-23 07:38

Under the gaze of the Nelson Mandela statue at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, four Khoisan have entered into the 15th day of their hunger strike, which could prove fatal if their wish to meet the president does not come to fruition soon.

Historical land battle decided in Constitutional Court

2017-12-14 20:28

Disputes over history are hard for courts to decide but that’s exactly what the Constitutional Court had to do in a battle over land in the Eastern Cape.

Land is a metaphor for freedom

2017-12-10 06:09

The slow pace of land redistribution deprives many citizens of their rights, writes Nomboniso Gasa.

 

Don't bluff about land expropriation, Malema tells Ramaphosa

2018-02-19 14:16

EFF leader Julius Malema says President Cyril Ramaphosa must not bluff about following through with plans to allow land expropriation without compensation.

A truly radical SONA would tackle the land grab question

2018-02-16 16:35

A new regime should recognise that truly bold action is required: to rethink the way in which land reform has been conceived, says Terence Corrigan.

Exclusive Books reaffirms support for Ngcukaitobi's book, The Land is Ours

2018-02-11 11:05

Exclusive Books CEO Benjamin Trisk has reiterated support for Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi's book The Land is Ours following a complaint by EFF leader Julius Malema.

For the sake of dignity

2018-02-11 05:54

Land – or, indeed, landlessness – symbolises a far-reaching discontent within the populace over the slow rate of change in post-apartheid SA, writes Ben Cousins.

The Land is Ours: 'The problem of the 20th century is the problem of the colour line'

2018-02-09 13:23

The society aimed also 'to foster friendly relations between the Caucasian and African races'. In order to achieve its ends, it would set up a 'Bureau as a depository for collections of authorized productions, writings, and statistics'.

SA's land audit makes case for land tax

2018-02-04 06:00

A proposed land value tax will be in addition to existing property rates. The audit appears to call for nationalisation of land using ‘land rights legislation’.

Ramaphosa calls for unity at ANC 106 anniversary celebrations in Durban

2018-01-08 15:19

ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for the ruling party to go back to its roots and emulate the leadership of previous "legends" who ruled.

ANC to give land ownership to people living on traditional land

2017-12-20 21:19

The ANC has resolved to transfer the land in traditional holdings over to the people who live on it.

Dispossessed Salem community has rights to land – ConCourt

2017-12-12 08:07

The Constitutional Court has ruled a black community holds a right to certain portions of the Salem Commonage in the Eastern Cape and was dispossessed of the land due to past racially discriminatory practices.

New resistance to spatial transformation claims in City of Cape Town saga

2017-12-05 18:14

Divisions within the City of Cape Town are becoming even more apparent, with transport and urban development mayoral committee member Brett Herron saying spatial development policies have indeed received resistance.

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