Controversial Australian Minister Dutton the next prime minister, or the great divider?

2018-03-22 17:18

Australia's Minister of Home Affairs Peter Dutton has a long history of stepping on toes and making controversial comments as he carries lofty political ambitions of becoming prime minister.

'Critics are dead to me' - Aus minister Dutton pushes ahead with white SA farmer plan

2018-03-22 06:00

Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has vowed to press on with a plan to bring white South African farmers to Australia, hitting out at criticism from "crazy lefties" who he said were "dead to me".

SA would need to deteriorate 'markedly' for white farmers to get refugee status – Australian senator

2018-03-20 20:15

The situation in South Africa would have to deteriorate "pretty markedly" for white farmers to be granted refugee status in Australia, says a an Australian senator.

Land debate not a 'war' between black and white South Africans – Maimane

2018-03-19 18:02

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says it is not true that the majority of black people want the state to own all land as proposed by the EFF and the ANC or that all white people are opposed to land restitution and redistribution.

'None of the uncertainty' in Australia - SA farming couple who moved Down Under

2018-03-16 20:47

It can be extremely difficult for farmers from South Africa to settle successfully in Australia, but once you've made the leap, it is absolutely worth it, say two farmers.

Land reform: Empower people, not the state

2018-03-16 13:50

We need a rational programme that enhances property rights and true ownership among its beneficiaries – not the sleight of hand that empowers government over the people, writes Terence Corrigan.

Australian minister Dutton is 'an out-and-out racist'

2018-03-16 08:19

A political storm has erupted in Australia over comments by home affairs minister Peter Dutton about white South African farmers, with an opposition politician labelling him racist.

Cabinet welcomes land expropriation motion

2018-03-15 18:55

Cabinet is concerned "when people go internationally to protect white supremacy", according to Minister of Communications Nomvula Mokonyane.

The children of KwaLanga are not dead: Do human rights apply to all equally?

2018-03-15 10:12

To continue celebrating Human Rights Day means we ought to ask whether or not people who were dehumanised for hundreds of years are now being protected by human rights, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

Expert's plea to Parliament: First clear land claims backlog

2018-03-14 17:42

A land expert has told Parliament that the backlog on land claims desperately needs to be cleared before government implements any new policies aimed at changing land ownership patterns.


Picking at the scab of the unhealed land wound

2018-03-22 10:52

The only way to prevent a wound from becoming infected is to open it up, irrigate it and make sure that there is nothing left to fester. It is painful and unpleasant, but necessary. So it is with the land issue, writes Howard Feldman.

Expropriation: Constitutional Review Committee will visit every province

2018-03-21 07:17

The Constitutional Review Committee will visit every province so that as many people as possible can answer the question: Is section 25 of the Constitution an impediment to land reform?

Ramaphosa must call Malema out on 'racist remarks' - Zille

2018-03-20 09:29

President Cyril Ramaphosa must call EFF president Julius Malema out on his "racist remarks" at NMB Mayor Athol Trollip, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has said.

WATCH: Not all black people are in unison about land - Maimane

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane says people don't want to be tenants of the state. Watch.

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Human Rights Watch slams Australian minister over immigration offer to white SA farmers

2018-03-16 13:52

Human Rights Watch has accused Australian home affairs minister Peter Dutton of hypocrisy after he expressed a desire to bring "persecuted" white South African farmers to Australia on refugee visas.

SA govt 'over the top' on white farmer immigration response - Australian deputy PM

2018-03-16 09:56

Australia's deputy prime minister says his country has good relations with SA and said the storm brewing over immigration comments was an "over the top" reaction.

Sisulu demands retraction from Australian govt on land redistribution comments

2018-03-15 19:16

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu has issued a diplomatic demarche – or course of action - to Australian High Commissioner in SA Adam McCarthy, to demand a retraction of the comments made by their home affairs minister Peter Dutton, over the SA land redistribution process.

Australia's offer of 'special attention for SA farmers welcomed'

2018-03-15 18:46

It is a serious charge against the government that Australia has offered special attention to white South African farmers who apply for visas to travel to that country, AfriForum says.

SA govt criticises Australia's response to land debate

2018-03-14 19:11

The South African government has criticised reports that Australia wants to offer special attention to white South African farmers, who apply for visas to travel to that country.

'Elite capture bigger impediment to land reform than compensation'

2018-03-14 17:23

A member of the high-level panel appointed by Parliament to review legislation says there are not enough laws around land expropriation and that this enables elites to capture land.

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