Social justice groups call for urgent ban on evictions during coronavirus crisis

2020-03-21 13:09

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 offers land to recompense dispossessed white farmers after wrecking economy

2020-03-13 20:30

Zimbabwe’s government offered to compensate white commercial farmers it dispossessed of their property two decades ago. With land.

OPINION | Expropriation: Section 25 amendment - the bill is so unnecessary it literally says so

2020-03-06 13:37

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.

District Six costs order: Minister 'playing hide and seek' with taxpayers' money, court hears

2020-03-05 19:40

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.

Activists occupy Rondebosch Golf Course in Cape Town demanding land redistribution

2020-02-29 22:35

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.

OPINION | Expropriation without compensation: the promises are dishonest and delusional

2020-02-26 15:16

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.

Dan Kriek: The 1913 Land Act, apartheid was devastating, now is the time for compassion

2020-02-23 07:00

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 optimistic about R1.5bn redevelopment plan

2020-02-04 05:34

District Six land claimants, their legal team and experts seemingly support the land reform department's plan for the redevelopment of the area.

Land expropriation: Public gets one more month to comment, WhatsApp number to be set up

2020-01-30 17:33

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.

OPINION | Expropriation: a bad turn for land reform, dire turn for the country

2020-01-27 14:00

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.

 

'I don't know where I will sleep or get money to buy materials to rebuild my shack'

2020-03-17 10:07

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

Parly extends deadline to amend Constitution's land expropriation section

2020-03-06 22:01

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.

Throw in the towel, District Six claimants urge Nkoana-Mashabane

2020-03-06 06:48

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.

OPINION | Land claimants: the fight for justice and against apartheid-type thinking still haunts SA

2020-03-05 14:06

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.

PICS | Women face down tear gas, gunshots during farm eviction protest

2020-02-27 16:40

Scores of women have demanded an end to farm evictions during a protest in Klapmuts, Cape Town.

Govt releases hundreds of parcels of land for human settlement development

2020-02-23 13:46

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.

Govt pension fund awaiting PIC report on R586m land purchase

2020-02-19 19:10

The Government Employees Pension Fund has requested a report from the PIC on a decision to purchase undeveloped farmland valued at R586m.

Mpumelelo Mkhabela | Expropriation: Less emotion, more rationality needed

2020-01-30 06:00

For an expropriation without compensation mechanism to pass constitutional muster, it must have in-built rationality processes, tests and appeals, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

There is a tombstone in my classroom! KwaZulu-Natal pupils to be relocated due to land dispute

2020-01-22 10:46

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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