Land taken 'by the barrel of a gun' should be valued at R0, Parly committee hears

2018-10-26 20:28

The Christian Bible's Ten Commandments have been invoked at the public submissions to Parliament's Constitutional Review Committee on how and whether land should be expropriated without compensation.

Land: De Doorns protests a 'litmus test' for what could come, MPs told

2018-10-25 18:16

The disruptive protests in the farming community of De Doorns in 2012 and 2013 were "a litmus test of what is to come over the land question", the African Farmers' Association of South Africa has told MPs.

Land hearings: CRC still coming to grips with hundreds of thousands of written submissions

2018-09-13 18:12

The Constitutional Review Committee is still looking for a way to deal with the sheer number of written submissions it has received into whether the Constitution should be amended to allow expropriation without compensation.

'Racist kids from Pretoria' AfriForum slammed for tirade about land

2018-09-06 21:07

MPs from across the political spectrum, black and white, condemned the alt-right lobby group AfriForum after its submission to the Joint Constitutional Review Committee, drawing comparisons to the neo-fascist BLF movement.

OVERVIEW: We can't rely on state to 'act in interests of landless people' - submission at land hearings

2018-09-05 16:30

Parliamentary land hearings have continued and the Constitutional Review Committee heard further presentations, including those from BLF, the Orania Movement and the Afrikanerbond.

DA wants SABC to air 'packaged video' of Maimane responding to Ramaphosa

2018-08-06 18:24

The DA has given the SABC a deadline to broadcast its "right of reply" to President Cyril Ramaphosa's land expropriation announcement.

Land: The people speak: CRC doesn't want to preempt that Constitution will be amended

2018-08-04 22:53

The chairpersons of the Joint Constitutional Review Committee do not want to pre-empt whether Section 25 of the Constitution will be amended or not.

Agri SA calls for 'cool heads' over land expropriation

2018-08-04 18:26

Land reform was one of the major talking points at Agri Eastern Cape’s 17th annual congress, following the ANC’s announcement earlier in the week that it supported the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution.

Land hearings are about more power for corrupt ANC, than the people - Maimane

2018-08-04 13:54

The current debate on expropriation of land without compensation were driven by the African National Congress seeking to securing more power for the corrupt and elite, than to help the people, says Maimane.

The land debate: Will of the people or time to panic?

2018-08-03 14:10

On Tuesday night Cyril Ramaphosa in his capacity as ANC president announced that the party plans to pursue an amendment to the Constitution that will allow expropriation without compensation. This sparked a national debate.


Land: Call for moratorium on evictions until after Parly process is complete

2018-10-26 05:20

Almost 20 000 farmworkers in the Drakenstein area could be evicted if the courts grant eviction orders in more than 1 000 cases on the roll, MPs have heard.

Land: Dates set for Parliamentary debate on expropriation without compensation

2018-10-11 21:17

Parliament is expected to debate whether the Constitution should be amended to allow expropriation without compensation between November 26 and 28.

Nedbank warns of 'classic banking crisis' if expropriation without compensation is allowed

2018-09-07 20:18

A "classic banking crisis" can be triggered by the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution, Nedbank CEO Mike Brown has told the Joint Constitutional Review Committee, which has been hearing oral presentations on land expropriation.

Justice in land reform means being fair

2018-09-06 16:41

Senior Advocate Martin Brassey represented the IRR, as well as its 60 000 signatories, in making representations to Parliament to amend the Constitution. His central claim was that justice is fairness, writes Gabriel Crouse.

The magic of the land reform process

2018-08-24 09:13

I am not a pop psychologist, but I do believe that if you make the effort to look for magic, you will find it. Even in the turbulent conversation on land reform there are moments that inspire hope and awe, writes Elmien du Plessis.

Alexandra residents tell Luthuli House: 'Enough is enough, we want our title deeds'

2018-08-06 17:10

As the land debate intensifies and public hearings on land having wrapped up their tour across the country, a group of elderly residents of Alexandra, north of Johannesburg, marched to the ANC's headquarters to make their voices heard.

Land: The people speak: Talk about restoration of black people's dignity and war in Cape Town

2018-08-04 21:04

Bucking the trend established at the Joint Constitutional Review Committee's public hearings on amending Section 25 of the Constitution throughout the country, a young white man said at the final hearing in Goodwood, Cape Town on Saturday that the Constitution must be amended to allow expropriation without compensation to restore black people's dignity.

Land: The people speak - 'Forefathers compensated enough'

2018-08-04 15:54

"Our forefathers compensated enough," a speaker has told the Joint Constitutional Review Committee's final hearing on amending Section 25 of the Constitution in Goodwood.

Land: The people speak - 'My white brothers and sisters, don't worry,' man tells hearing

2018-08-03 19:51

Some speakers at the Swellendam public land hearings have tried to allay white people's fears about the expropriation of land without compensation.

ANC's smoke and mirror show over land comes to an end

2018-08-03 11:49

President Cyril Ramaphosa has finally shown his hand in his late-night address following the ANC's lekgotla and that hand was empty, writes Thandeka Mbabama.

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