Critical step to promoting African languages is ensuring it’s offered in all schools - ANC

2019-09-24 20:12

Ensuring that African languages are offered in all schools is a critical step toward actively promoting it, the ANC said on Heritage Day.

City of Joburg launches investigation into sale of Sandton Gautrain land

2019-09-19 22:18

The City of Johannesburg has kicked off a full forensic investigation into an apparently dodgy sale of the land where the Sandton Gautrain Station is situated.

Zim to de-racialise land ownership in new investment drive

2019-09-18 21:02

Zimbabwe says its land ownership rights will no longer take race into account as the southern African country continues to craft policies that seek to depart from those set under the Robert Mugabe regime.

Property auction disrupted after Woodstock family evicted from home of 43 years

2019-09-17 18:12

Housing and community activists disrupted a property auction in Mouille Point to protest against the eviction of 80-year-old Kenneth Blaine and his family, GroundUp reports.

Zimbabwe's farmers look back at 'hell' under Mugabe

2019-09-12 21:45

At its zenith, the Mount Carmel farm in northern Zimbabwe boasted 500 livestock and shipped its mangoes and lemons to Europe, a continent away.

Mabuza praises Winde as a 'good selection', says plans are afoot to settle people in the Western Cape

2019-09-11 20:41

Deputy President David Mabuza has spoken glowingly of Western Cape Premier Alan Winde, calling him a "very good man".

OPINION: Mugabe remained defiant on land until the very end

2019-09-06 13:46

The elephant in the room remains Robert Mugabe's land policy, argues Liesl Louw-Vaudran. Was it a heroic battle against the neocolonial west that could have worked out, given more time and resources? Or was it merely a ploy to stay in power despite an ailing economy?

Joburg South residents give Makhura deadline to respond to land demands

2019-09-01 22:13

About 300 residents in Johannesburg South have given Gauteng Premier David Makhura until Friday to respond to their demand for land, GroundUp reports.

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".


Skwatsha agrees not to move more families onto Stellenbosch farm

2019-09-23 05:05

The government has agreed not to move any more families onto state-owned Mesco farm.

A Parys company is selling a 'cure' for the pest that is killing Joburg’s urban forest – while government investigates its ‘false’ claims

2019-09-19 07:03

A tiny beetle, which carries a fungus with it, is threatening thousands of trees around the country. Pan African Farms says it has a solution – but the question is still wether that solution is toxic.

Alexandra residents evicted in June to be resettled - Human Settlements MEC

2019-09-18 10:14

The Gauteng Department of Human Settlements has said a large number of Alexandra residents will be resettled after being evicted from the township in June.

Land reform is not just about 'expropriation without compensation' - De Lille

2019-09-15 10:07

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille believes South Africans are being narrow-minded in only focusing on land expropriation without compensation.

These stunning images show how Sandton, Durban, and Cape Town have transformed since the 1930s

2019-09-12 07:04

They reveal the radical changes in our country's landscape.

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".

Traditional leaders want land for initiation schools

2019-09-03 08:59

Informal settlements in Nelson Mandela Bay are crowding out schools, they say.

Families evicted from Kraaifontein land move onto state-owned farm in Stellenbosch

2019-08-27 16:02

More than 250 people evicted from a Kraaifontein farm have spent their first night on a state-owned farm in Stellenbosch, despite receiving a cold welcome from local farmers.

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.

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