Constitutional review committee to ask for extension for its work on section 25

2018-09-20 21:36

After a meeting that was marked by questions around a company tasked with handling the written submissions to the committee, MPs have asked for an extension of their deadline to report to Parliament.

Ramaphosa assures diplomatic community that land reform will be done in an 'orderly manner'

2018-09-14 12:40

Land redistribution is necessary to correct the injustices of South Africa's apartheid history, President Cyril Ramaphosa has told the diplomatic community.

ANC, EFF policy differences on land expropriation hinders constitutional amendment

2018-09-13 10:08

The policy differences of the ANC and the EFF suggest that a constitutional amendment will not succeed – unless either party is willing to bend over backwards to accommodate the other, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

'AfriForum is taking us to the edge of the abyss'

2018-09-12 09:44

It is not the ANC or EFF that is bringing this country to the edge of the abyss, it is organisations such as AfriForum, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Ramaphosa to answer questions on China loans, land expropriation in Parliament

2018-09-11 06:45

The president will be asked to describe the terms of a R33.4bn Chinese state-owned bank loan to Eskom when he answers questions in the National Council of Provinces.

Cope's Lekota joins forces with AfriForum to 'protect property rights'

2018-09-10 16:49

Lekota and AfriForum have announced that they will ask South Africans and the international community to apply pressure on the ANC and Parliament to prevent the "illegal" amendment of the Constitution.

Not all land will be expropriated without compensation – ANC

2018-09-07 18:52

Land belonging to the state, speculative, underutilised and vandalised land will be looked at for expropriation without compensation, says the ANC.

'Racist kids from Pretoria' AfriForum slammed for tirade about land

2018-09-06 21:07

MPs from across the political spectrum, black and white, condemned the alt-right lobby group AfriForum after its submission to the Joint Constitutional Review Committee, drawing comparisons to the neo-fascist BLF movement.

OVERVIEW: We can't rely on state to 'act in interests of landless people' - submission at land hearings

2018-09-05 16:30

Parliamentary land hearings have continued and the Constitutional Review Committee heard further presentations, including those from BLF, the Orania Movement and the Afrikanerbond.

Lenasia South residents barricade roads in protest against land grabs

2018-09-05 12:16

Lenasia South residents have barricaded roads in protest against land grabs in the area, according to Gauteng police.


Land plan has some upside, big risks, says IRR

2018-09-18 17:37

The plan to expropriate land without compensation will benefit a small number of citizens if successfully implemented but will be disastrous for most people if it goes awry, the Institute of Race Relations warns.

Land hearings: CRC still coming to grips with hundreds of thousands of written submissions

2018-09-13 18:12

The Constitutional Review Committee is still looking for a way to deal with the sheer number of written submissions it has received into whether the Constitution should be amended to allow expropriation without compensation.

EFF 'the most influential political party through ideas' - Malema on land expropriation

2018-09-12 10:32

EFF leader Julius Malema has vowed that his supporters will increasingly seize unoccupied land to put pressure on the government to redistribute land to black people.

Ramaphosa on land: 'Just relax'

2018-09-11 20:27

If South Africa does not embrace land reform now, it means the country is embracing instability, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

Belgium pledges €30m to SA for land reform

2018-09-10 20:59

The Belgian government has committed €30m to South Africa's land reform process, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu has said.

Nedbank warns of 'classic banking crisis' if expropriation without compensation is allowed

2018-09-07 20:18

A "classic banking crisis" can be triggered by the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution, Nedbank CEO Mike Brown has told the Joint Constitutional Review Committee, which has been hearing oral presentations on land expropriation.

OVERVIEW: The time has come – give our peoples' land back, Limpopo Communal Institute tells CRC

2018-09-07 09:52

Land hearings have continued in the parliamentary Constitutional Review Committee.

We've failed at land reform, but we quit at our peril - David Mabuza

2018-09-06 18:15

Deputy President David Mabuza told Members of Parliament in the National Council of Provinces that government has fared poorly in resolving structural landlessness and inequality over the past 24 years.

US embassy not spooked by land reform - Rob Davies

2018-09-05 15:58

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says land expropriation was not a major point of discussion when his department met with the US embassy.

Parliament to hear stakeholder submissions on land expropriation

2018-09-04 06:33

The Joint Constitutional Review is expected to hold oral presentations by stakeholders on the possible review of the Constitution to make way for the expropriation of land without compensation.

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