Lawyers botch KZN land claim case, judge bars them from collecting fees

2020-03-19 07:44

A 14-year land claim battle has ended in a loss for the claimants and an extraordinary court order barring their lawyers from claiming any fees, GroundUp reports.

Valuer-General does not replace court in determining compensation for expropriation - chamber

2019-03-08 21:01

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.

District Six land claims victory: 'It is about my healing'

2018-11-26 20:48

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.

WATCH: Ramaphosa hands over 4 586 hectares to a KZN community

President Cyril Ramaphosa handed over more than 4000 hectares of land to the KwaMkhwanazi community in Empangeni, northern KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday.

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City lost R100m it could have spent on poor people, protesters claim

2018-10-04 21:08

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.

Man, 104, dies without his land being rightfully transferred to him

2018-08-17 17:04

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.

'Current land claims will take 178 years to clear'

2018-05-17 19:00

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.

Still no response from land reform minister to District 6 Working Committee court application

2018-04-30 17:30

The District 6 Working Committee is seeking a declaratory order and structural interdict against the minister for failing to provide adequate restitution for evictees.

Land claim swindles

2018-02-13 14:01

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.

Diamonds split community

2017-08-20 06:00

Two land-claimant communities that are beneficiaries of diamond-rich land in the Northern Cape are at each other’s throats.


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.

‘We are prepared to die’

2019-03-01 15:02

Tensions simmered near Thornville on Thursday when land owners tried to demolish “illegally” constructed upmarket houses.

WATCH: South Africa's white farmers seek role in land reform as economic pressure grows

2018-11-02 15:01

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.

Who really owns Kokstad?

2018-10-05 06:00

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”.

Dispute after state authorised expropriation of farm

2018-08-19 06:01

In a case being disputed in court, the expropriation of a Limpopo farm has been authorised following the owners’ rejection of the compensation offered.

Land owners agree to sell amid protests

2018-05-17 22:00

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.

Land committee receives 140 000 submissions, faces 'nightmare' planning for hearings

2018-05-08 06:44

The parliamentary joint committee on constitutional review is facing a massive task of sifting through genuine submissions and automated responses.

Families removed from land almost a century ago share their joy at successfully reclaim

2018-04-02 10:53

Fiinally they’ll be able to return to the land where their ancestors lived – land from which they were forcibly removed.

Land claims: Parliament begins process to reopen window to lodge claims

2017-10-05 16:23

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.

'Where must we go?' ask sisters facing eviction from wine farm

2017-07-17 10:32

"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.

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