When herd behaviour is used for selfishness, all you’re left with is a smug sense of entitlement, writes Charlene Naidoo.
Urgent attention must be given to those who have nowhere else to go, those facing life on the streets and those in emergency alternative accommodation living in conditions that could foster the spread of Covid-19, the groups have said.
Zimbabwe’s government offered to compensate white commercial farmers it dispossessed of their property two decades ago. With land.
The debate - along with the hyperbole and hysteria whipped up by some like Afriforum and the DA - has been divisive at a time when we need to build more unity, writes Brett Herron.
Former rural development and land reform minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane is sticking to her guns that she should not be compelled to pay the legal costs associated with the failure to produce a plan to redevelop District Six out of her own pocket.
About 100 housing activists have marched on to the green at Rondebosch Golf Club calling on the City of Cape Town to prioritise building affordable housing for the poor.
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.
If the agricultural sector ever bought into the polarising push-back by conservative Afrikaner organisations, the land debate and any possible productive, solution-driven conversations will become redundant, writes Dan Kriek.
District Six land claimants, their legal team and experts seemingly support the land reform department's plan for the redevelopment of the area.
The ad hoc committee amending Section 25 of the Constitution has resolved to extend the deadline for written submissions from the public on its bill until February 29. The initial deadline was Friday.
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.
A number of residents in Zweledinga informal settlement in Khayelitsha have spent the weekend out in the cold after the City of Cape Town demolished their shacks and confiscated their building materials
The deadline for the ad hoc committee to make the much-debated amendment to Section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation has been extended to 29 May.
Claimants are pleading with Women, Children and People with Disabilities Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to "throw in the towel" as they await a Land Claims Court judgment on her application for leave to appeal a personal costs order over a failed plan to redevelop District Six.
We should view land claim recipients not as beggars who cannot make for worthy business people or investors but as deserving neighbours who should have been living and operating businesses in areas such as Constantia for generations, writes Mahomed Khalid Sayed.
Scores of women have demanded an end to farm evictions during a protest in Klapmuts, Cape Town.
The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure has released hundreds of parcels of land as part of the government's commitment to land reform, redistribution and restitution.
The Government Employees Pension Fund has requested a report from the PIC on a decision to purchase undeveloped farmland valued at R586m.
For an expropriation without compensation mechanism to pass constitutional muster, it must have in-built rationality processes, tests and appeals, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
Pupils at Mthwane High School in Umzimkhulu, in the south of KwaZulu-Natal, are to be relocated to a temporary facility after a tombstone was erected inside a classroom.
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