Land: Mathole Motshekga elected chairperson of committee that will amend section 25

2019-09-05 19:21

After a false start, the ad hoc committee that will amend Section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation has elected Mathole Motshekga as its chairperson.

'We are hungry, we want our land back': Expropriation without compensation is officially back on Parliament's agenda

2019-07-25 19:24

Amending Section 25 of the Constitution is officially before Parliament again after the National Assembly passed a motion to establish an ad hoc committee to draft an amendment to allow expropriation without compensation.

Foreign investors have 'nothing to fear' from land expropriation - Ramaphosa

2019-05-15 12:18

President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that the government would not ask foreign investors to put money into SA and then 'tomorrow take your land away', saying this was 'not something that any sensible person does'.

Expropriation, Disrupted Land and the IRR

2019-03-17 07:00

The IRR's attack on AfriForum unfortunately underlines the fact that there is little space for nuanced debating in South Africa, and that nobody dares to put an alternative point of view to the ruling order's view of the past, writes Kallie Kriel.

This is why we pay such close attention to AgriSA's Dan Kriek

2019-03-13 09:23

AgriSA president Dan Kriek's proposal for land expropriation without compensation amounts to exempting mega-farms while the rest populate the front line of expropriation at sacrificial compensation, writes Gabriel Crouse.

Land: Parliament's failure to enact legislation the problem – Advocate Ngcukaitobi

2019-03-08 20:40

The overemphasis on compensation in the debate on land reform removes focus from the work that needs to be done for redistribution to take place, advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi told the ad hoc committee to amend section 25 of the Constitution.

Land reform gets R10bn as ANC punts expropriation

2019-02-20 14:41

Budget 2019 allocates R10.4bn to the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform to bolster its capacity to expedite the land restitution process.

State-owned 'land parcels' identified for expropriation – Ramaphosa

2019-02-07 20:31

President Cyril Ramaphosa says state-owned "land parcels" have been identified for the purpose of expropriation without compensation.

Throwback Thursday to a once prosperous Zimbabwe

2019-01-24 08:38

The Zimbabwean story is such a disaster and a terrible idea, you would think that no sane person would ever try to replicate it. However, the South African government is following in the exact footsteps.

Praise and admonishment for ANCYL from Ramaphosa

2019-01-09 18:45

President Cyril Ramaphosa has claimed expropriation of land without compensation and free higher education – policy positions the EFF will claims as its own – as victories for the ANC Youth League.


King Zwelithini continues resistance to land panel recommendations on Ingonyama Trust

2019-08-04 14:15

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has once again dug in his heels regarding a recommendation that the Ingonyama Trust, of which he is the sole trustee of more than 2.8 million hectares of land, be repealed.

Expropriation without compensation just one of the tools for land reform - Ramaphosa

2019-06-26 20:27

Expropriation without compensation "in defined circumstances" is but one of the ways to reform South Africa's plans to achieve agrarian reform and spatial justice, and individual rights to land will also be recognised, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.

Visit by US deputy secretary of state highlights seriousness of land question

2019-03-20 06:00

As the game plan around expropriation without compensation becomes clearer – notably in the publication of the Expropriation Bill – the reality may be altogether more insidious, writes Terence Corrigan.

Land: Section 25 amendment won't be passed before elections, MPs agree

2019-03-13 16:15

The Ad Hoc Committee to Amend Section 25 of the Constitution has agreed to refer their work to the Sixth Parliament.

Thoko Didiza: land-law change by end-2019 at earliest

2019-03-08 22:06

Changes to SA's Constitution to make it easier to expropriate land without compensation will only come into effect by the end of 2019 at the earliest, says the lawmaker overseeing it.

Is South African agriculture really dominated by big commercial farms? Evidence suggests not

2019-02-27 10:34

Classifying the scale of farming operations merely based on the size of the farmland also does not really make sense due to the variation of land quality and the productive potential of different pieces of land.

Mamphela Ramphele: No justification for leasing land to foreigners

2019-02-20 05:00

Leasing land to Saudi Arabia would be rubbing salt in the wounds of betrayal of poor communities in whose name land restitution without compensation is being pursued, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Expropriation Bill: Striking a balance in land reform

2019-02-03 06:00

The new Expropriation Bill is a reasonable piece of legislation, that needs to now be applied in a tumultuous environment. The question is always how effective a law can be, when politics are messy.

ANC has no masterplan for land in SA

2019-01-17 08:28

The ANC in its collective wisdom supported by the Freedom Charter, which was meant to be their guiding compass when they took power in 1994, have failed to move in the right direction as far as land is concerned.

Zuma on land: Less debate, more nationalisation

2019-01-02 16:10

Former president Jacob Zuma says there is too much debate about land expropriation without compensation for his liking, and has suggested that land should be nationalised.

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