Land expropriation: Deadline for written submissions on constitutional amendment looms

2020-01-15 07:57

The deadline is fast approaching for written submissions on the draft bill to amend Section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation.

Expropriation without compensation: Have your say on the draft bill

2019-12-07 16:25

Written submissions have opened on the draft bill to amend Section 25 of the Constitution, which deals with expropriation of land without compensation.

Expropriation without compensation: This is how the Constitution could be amended

2019-11-07 06:23

There are currently three proposals on how to amend Section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation of land without compensation - two from Parliament's legal unit and one from the EFF.

Land reform is not just about 'expropriation without compensation' - De Lille

2019-09-15 10:07

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille believes South Africans are being narrow-minded in only focusing on land expropriation without compensation.

Land reform: Motlanthe warns of ‘anarchy and chaos’ if property rights aren’t protected

2019-07-11 13:43

Former president Kgalema Motlanthe has warned of a dire impact on society if property rights in South Africa aren't protected.

Land reform and agriculture: What to expect in the next 5 years

2019-06-03 06:26

With the tough task of implementing government's land reform resting on her shoulders, Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Thoko Didiza has her work cut out.

Land reform report: 'There was no document to sign', says panel chairperson

2019-04-20 18:37

There has been no final draft report on SA's much debated land reform issue, the chairperson of the expert advisory panel on land reform said on Saturday.

No politician must have the power to expropriate property without compensation - IRR

2019-04-17 17:10

The Institute of Race Relations has urged South Africans to not give any politician, no matter what party he or she belongs to, the power to dispossess people of their land without compensation.

‘ANC stumbled into land expropriation debate’ - Ngcukaitobi

2019-04-02 21:21

"The EFF brought the motion of land expropriation without compensation [to Parliament] and, in that, the ANC was found flat-footed on the issue," says advocate and author Tembeka Ngcukaitobi.

'White commercial farmers are here to stay' - David Mabuza

2019-03-12 18:47

It is "far from the truth" that government's land reform programme is a punitive measure against white landowners, Deputy President David Mabuza has told MPs in the National Assembly.


5 things to watch out for in Parliament in 2020

2020-01-05 10:00

Another turbulent year is expected for Parliament. Here are five of the issues the national legislature will grapple with this year.

KZN judge president decides that full Bench must hear Ingonyama Trust case

2019-11-20 19:50

A politically charged court case involving millions of rand in rent paid to a trust which Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini heads will now be heard by a full Bench of the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg.

Ramaphosa: Cabinet will consider minority report on land reform

2019-10-31 20:27

The Cabinet will consider the minority report of the presidential panel of experts on land reform and agriculture, President Cyril Ramaphosa has assured the National Assembly.

Lawyers saddle up to form #TeamZindzi in response to AfriForum complaint

2019-07-11 22:01

"We believe that there is no hate speech even if her speech is misguided. Moreover complaints such as this by Afriforum can be used [to] silence voices which are critical of the racial inequalities in South Africa," said advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi.

New funds aims for 108 160 serviced stands in 3 years to reduce housing shortfall

2019-07-03 11:28

Land owners are running scared, offloading land in fear of the expropriation of land without compensation, according to property mogul and CEO of the South African Housing and Infrastructure Fund, Rali Mampeule.

Land grabs 'will never be allowed' in SA - Ramaphosa

2019-04-30 08:55

South Africa would never experience chaotic land grabs, despite simmering tensions over government's land reform programme, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

Land reform panel recommends sweeping changes to current compensation model in draft report

2019-04-19 14:55

A draft report by the Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture has recommended that President Cyril Ramaphosa establish a "compensation policy" to guide how expropriation without compensation should be implemented.

Land Claims Court's mandate has been diverted - Ngcukaitobi

2019-04-03 06:01

Section 25 of the Constitution is not the problem when it comes to the question of land expropriation without compensation. It's a lack of political will, according to advocate and author Tembeka Ngcukaitobi.

Amending Section 25 of the Constitution: Five questions answered

2019-03-14 05:20

The Ad Hoc Committee to Amend Section 25 of the Constitution can't finish its work before the Fifth Parliament and that the Sixth Parliament must be tasked to take up the matter. What now?

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.

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