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.

Land: Amending Section 25 a 'great moment in South African history' - Justice Albie Sachs

2019-03-02 09:31

Former Constitutional Court Justice Albie Sachs has described amending Section 25 of the Constitution, to allow expropriation without compensation, as a "great moment" in South Africa's history.

Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform prepares to present final report to Ramaphosa

2019-02-26 18:48

The Presidential Expert Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture is expected to present its final report to President Cyril Ramaphosa on March 31.

Thoko Didiza appointed chair of land expropriation committee

2019-02-12 16:46

The formal process of amending the Constitution to allow land expropriation without compensation has started and ANC MP Thoko Didiza has been elected chairperson of Parliament's ad-hoc committee.

The hard choice ahead - continuing on a self-defeating trajectory, or abandoning it

2019-01-04 11:13

If South Africa is to have any hope in turning around, it will need to recast itself as a country that can support growth and sustain prosperity, writes Terence Corrigan.

Here is how expropriation – with or without compensation – would work under the new Expropriation Bill

2018-12-21 16:49

A new draft law sets out the exact mechanics for expropriation – and is clear that there must always be a fair offer of compensation


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.

Ramaphosa: SA will not expropriate foreign investments

2019-03-07 15:02

The ANC is very clear in its position on land expropriation, which is no threat to foreign investments, President Cyril Ramaphosa said in answer to a question in Parliament on Thursday.

Ramaphosa on land: Our aim is to bring our people close to economic nodes

2019-02-27 21:20

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the architects of apartheid spatial planning were meticulous in placing people away from cities and not in economic nodes, for their own benefit.

Ad hoc committee will consult widely on amending section 25

2019-02-21 20:20

The ad hoc committee set up to amend section 25 of the Constitution wants to hear from experts before it sinks its teeth into the task of amending the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation.

Max du Preez: Land expropriation more about urban than rural land

2019-01-18 07:01

The issue of land expropriation in SA is fundamentally about urban land rather than rural land, argues political commentator Max du Preez.

Agri SA wants more clarity on new draft Expropriation Bill

2018-12-21 19:51

AgriSA wants more clarity on the latest incarnation of the Expropriation Bill, of which a draft has been gazetted.

Land expropriation without compensation: the ultimate test for the ANC is still in the making

2018-12-19 20:12

Land reform cannot be subservient to the economy alone – there needs to be a careful balance between addressing the injustices of the past and keeping the economy going, writes Elmien du Plessis and Phephelaphi Dube.

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