EFF leaves Ramaphosa's budget debate after calling for the occupation of land

2018-05-23 19:18

During his Presidency budget vote debate in Parliament, President Cyril Ramaphosa condemned the illegal occupation of land, but encouraged South Africans to take part in the expropriation of land without compensation debate.

We've made some mistakes on land over the past 20 years - the ANC's Godongwana

2018-05-22 10:21

Chairperson of the ANC's subcommittee on economic transformation Enoch Godongwana has admitted that the governing party has made a lot of mistakes when it came to the heated issue of land.

ANC holds land summit to bridge internal divide over implementation of expropriation without compensation

2018-05-19 06:49

The party's senior members are divided over whether section 25 of the Constitution should be amended and whether all land should be nationalised.

WATCH: Lekota calls for state-owned land to be used before expropriation

Addressing the EFF's call for land expropriation without compensation in Brits on Thursday, Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota took a strong stand against the motion. Watch.

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'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.

Rubber bullets fired during tense Hermanus standoff

2018-05-17 12:43

Police have fired rubber bullets to prevent a group of protesters from entering the Abagold abalone plant in Hermanus, a community activist has said, as tensions over housing mount in the region.

'Everything went wrong' - tensions over land resurface in Hermanus

2018-05-16 13:08

Frustrated residents in Zwelihle, Hermanus are preparing to march to the municipality after the fragile truce over the handover of land collapsed.

Title deeds key to successful land reform in SA

2018-05-15 15:38

With land expropriation on the cards and stakeholders already buying into the process, the big challenge is turning expropriated land into productive businesses that contribute to the economy, say experts.

Constitutional Review Committee concerned about fake SMS about land expropriation

2018-05-11 18:16

Parliament's Constitutional Review is gravely concerned about an SMS doing the rounds, which suggests that intention of the review of Section 25 of the Constitution, to allow expropriation of land without compensation, is to expropriate everything they owned.

AfriForum, Suidlanders raising unnecessary international alarm

2018-05-11 11:10

The uncertainty of leaving an emotive issue unattended is too costly for the country’s social and economic stability, writes Ronald Lamola.


More than 200 South Africans apply for Australia's 'humanitarian' visas - report

2018-05-23 14:39

More than 200 South Africans have applied for Australian "humanitarian" visas in light of recent comments by the country's minister of home affairs.

We will 'test' Constitution on land expropriation - ANC

2018-05-21 13:30

The ANC says it has resolved that it will test the Constitution, as it pertains to land expropriation without compensation.

'What about Mount Pleasant?' - Now another Hermanus community also demands land

2018-05-18 12:51

A new group of Hermanus protesters has taken to the streets, littering roads, setting fires, and demanding that they too be given land.

'Once you have the land, your problems only start' - land beneficiary

Eric Swarts is a 48-year-old farmer from PaarI whose passion for the land started at a young age. He started farming organically on commonage land in Stellenbosch in 2000, but is facing an uphill battle. Watch.

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Hermanus Schulphoek land owners agree to sell amid protests

2018-05-17 13:07

The owners of Schulphoek in Hermanus have agreed to sell land back to the government for homes for Zwelihle residents, Western Cape Human Settlements MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela has said.

Sim Tshabalala on land: ‘I’m not panicked’

2018-05-17 10:48

Engagement is needed on expropriation and nationalisation, says Standard Bank CEO Sim Tshabalala.

ANC using land as camouflage to attack white people - Moeletsi Mbeki

2018-05-15 18:00

Political analyst Moeletsi Mbeki says ANC and EFF "propaganda" on land expropriation is an attack on the white citizens of South Africa.

Land necessary for the poor to accumulate wealth - experts

2018-05-15 09:26

The ability of land ownership to allow poor South Africans to accumulate wealth cannot be disputed, experts have agreed at this year's Nation in Conversation series at Nampo Harvest Day - South Africa's biggest annual agriculture fair.

Illegal land grabs condemned in Parliament

2018-05-11 17:56

Illegal land grabs have been a hot topic in Parliament during a debate on the budget vote for the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform.

Parliament extends period for written submissions on land expropriation

2018-05-10 16:47

MPs have decided to extend the deadline for written submissions from May 31 to June 15, bringing the total to 60 days.

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