ARTICLES RELATING TO LAND

The threat of expropriation without compensation is closer than you think

2019-01-23 06:02

The expropriation without compensation process as it relates to land is in part an attempt to dilute property rights, allowing the government to seize or extract wealth wherever it is found, writes Frans Cronje.

Bo-Kaap saga: City of Cape Town asks for public comment on heritage protection proposals

2019-01-16 14:03

The City of Cape Town is calling for comment on how to protect the Bo-Kaap's heritage and character as developers clamour for prime land in the suburb on the slopes of Signal Hill.

City of Cape Town puts an end to land occupation in Mfuleni

2019-01-10 08:04

A desperate and unemployed mother says she has "nowhere else to go" after the City demolished shacks that had been built on vacant land.

Zuma on land: Less debate, more nationalisation

2019-01-02 16:10

Former president Jacob Zuma says there is too much debate about land expropriation without compensation for his liking, and has suggested that land should be nationalised.

Presidency 'still committed' to addressing Khoisan concerns amid threats to declare independence

2018-12-30 10:45

The Presidency says it is still committed to addressing the concerns of members of the Khoisan community, currently camped outside the Union Buildings, who have threatened to 'take (their) country back' unless their demands are met.

Abahlali baseMjondolo files court papers over 'illegal evictions' in Cato Crest

2018-12-27 20:18

Shack dwellers movement Abahlali baseMjondolo has filed court papers in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in an effort to interdict the eThekwini municipality from carrying out "illegal and brutal evictions" in Cato Crest.

Here is how expropriation – with or without compensation – would work under the new Expropriation Bill

2018-12-21 16:49

A new draft law sets out the exact mechanics for expropriation – and is clear that there must always be a fair offer of compensation

These are the 5 types of property that can be expropriated without compensation under a brand new Bill

2018-12-21 09:26

The latest version of the new Expropriation Bill, gazetted on Friday morning, is very specific on when "nil compensation" could be appropriate.

Land expropriation without compensation: the ultimate test for the ANC is still in the making

2018-12-19 20:12

Land reform cannot be subservient to the economy alone – there needs to be a careful balance between addressing the injustices of the past and keeping the economy going, writes Elmien du Plessis and Phephelaphi Dube.

Ferial Haffajee: Where Ramaphosa failed on land in 2018

2018-12-13 14:08

There's been a failure in land reform, and it's not where you think, says Ferial Haffajee.

 

The ugly story of picturesque Greyton: Tension over the future of a piece of land known as Madiba Park

2019-01-22 07:53

In the last couple of weeks, tensions have arisen over the future of a piece of land in the Western Cape town of Greyton, known as Madiba Park.

Maimane: ANC maintains gap between economic insiders and outsiders

2019-01-15 20:49

DA leader Mmusi Maimane believes there are two South Africas: one for the economic insiders and one for economic outsiders. This is what he has told attendees at an event organised by the Cape Town Press Club.

The hard choice ahead - continuing on a self-defeating trajectory, or abandoning it

2019-01-04 11:13

If South Africa is to have any hope in turning around, it will need to recast itself as a country that can support growth and sustain prosperity, writes Terence Corrigan.

Former president Jacob Zuma opens up about land reform

2019-01-02 15:56

Former South African President Jacob Zuma said he supports nationalising land as the ANC takes steps to change the Constitution to make it easier to take it without compensation.

Land occupations continue in Marlboro Gardens, despite court order

2018-12-28 18:44

Despite a court order, land invasions are continuing to take place in Marlboro Gardens in Gauteng, leaving residents frustrated.

Agri SA wants more clarity on new draft Expropriation Bill

2018-12-21 19:51

AgriSA wants more clarity on the latest incarnation of the Expropriation Bill, of which a draft has been gazetted.

Zim government to evict illegal farm settlers

2018-12-19 21:12

The Zimbabwean government has resolved to evict 500 illegal farm settlers in an effort to bring land back to productive use.

Sale of Bo-Kaap land for controversial development to be taken on review

2018-12-18 16:48

Residents of the Bo-Kaap want the Western Cape High Court to review the City of Cape Town's sale of land, earmarked for a controversial development in the historic neighbourhood.

Tembeka Ngcukaitobi: Act used to prosecute Malema 'part and parcel of the architecture of apartheid'

2018-12-12 16:07

An advocate has told the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria that the Riotous Assemblies Act - used to prosecute EFF leader Julius Malema - is "part and parcel of the architecture of apartheid".

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