A decade of Jacob Zuma has made South Africans more desperate but also more wary of politics and receptive to Siya Kolisi's brand of sincere, lived-in pragmatism, writes Cecelia Balfour.
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The Land Claims Court has in essence confirmed that a valuation by the Valuer-General would not replace the role of the courts when compensation for expropriation is calculated, says the Agricultural Business Chamber.
The Western Cape High Court has ordered the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform to start work immediately on a restitution plan for people evicted from District Six during apartheid.
President Cyril Ramaphosa handed over more than 4000 hectares of land to the KwaMkhwanazi community in Empangeni, northern KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday.
About 20 members of Reclaim the City, an activist group campaigning for affordable housing, have protested outside the local offices of Growthpoint Properties in Claremont.
A land rights NGO says the family of centenarian Zabalaza Mshengu is devastated that he has died without getting official confirmation that the piece of land is rightfully his.
Land reform has progressed so slowly in South Africa that current claims alone would take 178 years to conclude if government were to continue working at the same pace.
The District 6 Working Committee is seeking a declaratory order and structural interdict against the minister for failing to provide adequate restitution for evictees.
KwaZulu-Natal’s chief director for restitution support, Advocate Bheki Mbili, has cautioned people not to fall prey to criminals who want to swindle them with empty promises of helping with a land claim.
Two land-claimant communities that are beneficiaries of diamond-rich land in the Northern Cape are at each other’s throats.
EFF leader Julius Malema is on trial at the regional court in Newcastle for calling on EFF supporters to invade unoccupied land in 2016. Malema has been accused of incitement to commit a crime.
Tensions simmered near Thornville on Thursday when land owners tried to demolish “illegally” constructed upmarket houses.
White South African farmers are seeking a role in land reform as the ruling ANC moves to change the constitution to allow for the expropriation of white-owned land to rectify racial ownership disparities.
The town of Kokstad was named after Griqua leader Adam Kok III, who arrived in the area in 1862 in the territory known as “No Man’s Land”.
In a case being disputed in court, the expropriation of a Limpopo farm has been authorised following the owners’ rejection of the compensation offered.
The owners of Schulphoek in Hermanus have agreed to sell land, that was once destined for a luxury development, back to the government for homes for Zwelihle residents, Western Cape Human Settlements MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela said on Thursday.
The parliamentary joint committee on constitutional review is facing a massive task of sifting through genuine submissions and automated responses.
Fiinally they’ll be able to return to the land where their ancestors lived – land from which they were forcibly removed.
The portfolio committee on rural development and land reform has begun discussions on a private members' amendment bill to reopen the window for citizens to lodge land claims.
"This place is all I know. I thought I would die here just like my parents," says 56-year-old Josina Gova. But she and her sister are facing imminent eviction from their home on Excelsior wine farm.
There are currently 6 607 land claims outstanding in South Africa, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti told Parliament.
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