The arms deal judgment will have implications for future commissions of inquiry. The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria set aside the findings of the 2015 Seriti commission report into the billion-rand arms deal.
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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 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".
Former Rural Development and Land Reform minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has been hit with a personal costs order after the department failed to comply with a court order to draft a plan to redevelop District Six.
The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa has released a series of reports on informal settlements
Amending Section 25 of the Constitution is officially before Parliament again after the National Assembly passed a motion to establish an ad hoc committee to draft an amendment to allow expropriation without compensation.
People occupying land in the Lakeview informal settlement in Ennerdale have vowed not to move.
Where the state lacks the ability and will to enforce its laws, and surrenders authority to the strongman best placed to press a claim through force, a legitimate land reform programme becomes impossible, writes Terence Corrigan.
“The black poor majority on farms are feeling the rot of this system”
Chief Sebenzile Nyangilizwe Mathanzima of Qamata has vowed that the Qamata Integrated Energy Centre will not operate until the land it is on is returned by the municipality to three local businessmen.
Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu says her department will be the first to use a constitutional amendment that will enable the expropriation of land without compensation, starting with state-owned land in Cape Town.
Western Cape Human Settlements MEC Tertius Simmers insists the purchase of land in Dunoon is above board.
"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.
One of the many strengths of President Ramaphosa's land panel report is that it does not shy away from the corruption, patronage and nepotism that have often dogged post-apartheid land reform, writes Jeremy Cronin.
Although many opponents of expropriation of land without compensation equates this with nationalisation, and the EFF's policy is that land should be nationalised, the Constitution currently does not provide for this, one of the members of the presidential panel of experts on land reform and agriculture, Bulelwa Mabasa explained.
Landlessness and proper law enforcement are the key problems to be addressed in the area, Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba says.
Fed-up residents have blocked roads leading into parts of Ennerdale, Zakarriyya Park and Lenasia South in Johannesburg while protesting against the occupation of land in the area.
The Western Cape government has warned people who sell or rent houses received from the government that they will face criminal action if they do so outside the terms and conditions of receiving the home.
Former president Kgalema Motlanthe has warned of a dire impact on society if property rights in South Africa aren't protected.
Jessie Duarte stands up for Zindzi Mandela after #OurLand Twitter furore and AfriForum complaint.
The Good party has asked Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to probe whether the sale of a prime piece of property in the City of Cape Town's CBD was above board.
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