Land: Does the will of the majority trump the spirit of the Constitution?

2018-11-19 09:04

The main problem that arises in the current expropriation matter is that there are those who believe that the will of the majority at any point in time trumps the Constitution, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Cool heads, please: BUSA's Sipho Pityana on land expropriation

2018-11-16 12:40

The Business Unity SA president has called for 'cool heads and pragmatism' in addressing expropriation without compensation.

Why changing the Constitution won't solve the land problem

2018-11-15 13:05

There is a big problem with the government’s thinking behind land reform. It’s rooted in a Western, colonial mindset that’s totally out of step with how many would-be beneficiaries understand land, writes Simon Hull.

Land Expropriation: IRR talking with its lawyers to review CRC process

2018-11-14 13:42

The Institute of Race Relations is briefing lawyers in preparation for taking, what it considers to be, the "procedurally flawed work" of Parliament's Joint Constitutional Review Committee on amending the property clause in the Constitution.

Disregarding 99.9% of land submissions likely to trigger judicial review

2018-11-11 09:50

The Joint Constitutional Review Committee is planning to disregard more than 99.9% of the written submissions sent in to it on the issue of land expropriation without compensation, writes Anthea Jeffery.

Motlanthe on land reform: MPs more interested in theatrics than lawmaking

2018-11-08 12:23

Former president Kgalema Motlanthe accused parliamentarians of taking their guidance as lawmakers from members of the executive.


2018-09-28 11:18

Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina has identified at least four properties, three of them privately owned, that he wants to expropriate without compensation.

#LandExpropriation: Magashule warns Mbeki to toe the line on party decisions

2018-09-26 19:38

ANC secretary general Ace Magashule has taken a jibe at former president Thabo Mbeki, saying that, as a "loyal member of the ANC", he should respect, abide by and toe the line on the party's decisions on land.

EXCLUSIVE: Cronin lifts veil on new draft expropriation law

2018-09-18 07:25

A new expropriation bill, set to be tabled in Parliament in the next two months, will set out a clear procedure for land expropriation without compensation.

CHARTS: How land-seizure talks have hit SA's farming industry

2018-09-11 08:00

It’s not just the rand that’s been hurt by the ANC’s plan to change the Constitution to make land expropriation without compensation easier.


Market underestimates 'noise and tension' over land expropriation - analyst

2018-11-16 21:00

The market underestimates the amount of "noise and tension" likely to follow the Joint Constitutional Review Committee's recommendation that the Constitution be explicitly changed to allow for expropriation without compensation.

Banking association urges protection of property rights in expropriation move

2018-11-15 20:56

The Banking Association of South Africa has urged government to protect property rights as Parliament adopted the report recommending the Constitution be amended to allow for expropriation without compensation.

Agri SA says adoption of resolution on land expropriation will damage economy

2018-11-15 12:21

The federation of agricultural organisations says the adoption by a committee of Parliament of a resolution to alter the Constitution to allow for expropriation without compensation will hurt investor confidence.

Land expropriation: Parties opposed to amendment 'reserve their rights' to go to court about process followed

2018-11-13 22:33

Court action to prevent Parliament from amending the Constitution to allow for expropriation without compensation seems imminent after political parties presented their recommendations.

Reward or punishment for the EFF in 2019?

2018-11-09 06:00

The 2019 election will be a referendum on the EFF's policy of radicalism. Will the electorate reward of punish them for their militant style, asks Pieter du Toit.

White fears and just talking about land won't further SA's liberation - Gigaba

2018-10-27 13:36

Fears of the white minority and just talking about the expropriation of land without seeking to implement it will not help further South Africa’s liberation, says Malusi Gigaba.


2018-09-27 15:00

South Africans will have to wait another two months before they know whether the Constitution should be amended to allow for land to be expropriated without compensation.

Too early to panic about SA land - SA Reserve Bank deputy

2018-09-21 20:03

The ANC's plan to make it easier to take land without compensation could impact financial-sector stability, but it’s “too early to panic", says the deputy governor of SARB.

Ramaphosa talks economy in Parliament - 5 key takeaways

2018-09-11 18:05

President Cyril Ramaphosa answered economic questions in the National Council of Provinces. Here are five key takeaways.

SA land prices drop 32% on land reform change, drought

2018-09-10 17:08

Farm prices have plunged by a third since the ruling party decided to seek a change to the Constitution to make it easier to expropriate land without compensation.

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