Land: The people speak - Tensions simmer in Pietermaritzburg

2018-07-20 20:30

The Joint Constitutional Review Committee's public hearing on land in Pietermaritzburg has been marred by tension.

LAND OVERVIEW: Section 25, to amend or not - the people continue to speak

2018-07-19 14:56

Parliament's Constitutional Review Committee is currently touring the country's nine provinces to hear people's views on whether Section 25 of the Constitution should be amended to allow for land expropriation without compensation. We compiled the best of what people had to say.

'It's unfounded, a complete misunderstanding' - Lekota's reaction to being called a sell-out

2018-07-19 06:25

Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota says he will continue to stand firmly by his view that there is no need to amend the Constitution or to expropriate land without compensation, even in the face of being called a disgrace and a sell-out.

Land: The people speak - Mahikeng and Vryheid have their turn to air their views

2018-07-18 05:25

Residents of Mahikeng and Vryheid are next on the list of members of the public who will have a chance to air their views on the expropriation of land without compensation.

Bad news for the country – and disturbing for its future

2018-07-12 15:45

South Africa trudges into the future with no relief from the grotesque bifurcation of our society: one part secure in its rights and property (albeit under threat in this respect), the other excluded from it, writes Terrence Corrigan.

Panyaza Lesufi: 'Our argument is not to chase anybody into the sea'

2018-07-05 20:00

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi, who is vying for the position of Gauteng deputy chairperson, says he remains shocked by some of the racial tension at public hearings on land in parts of SA.

Land: The people speak - Black people opposing constitutional amendment jeered

2018-07-04 20:20

Black speakers opposing the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution, to allow expropriation without compensation, have been subjected to loud jeering at the Constitutional Review Committee's public hearing in Phuthaditjhaba in the Qwa-Qwa region in the Free State.

Land: The people speak - Black people can farm, public hearing told

2018-07-03 20:50

Black people can farm and make productive use of the land - this was the message from several speakers at a public hearing in Welkom on land expropriation without compensation.

Land: The people speak – 'We are not against white people, but the land must be given to black people'

2018-07-03 15:43

The very first speaker to address the Constitutional Review Committee in Welkom has lamented that the issue has been racialised and is polarising society.

It's all black and white, there is no grey in expropriation

2018-07-02 20:24

From the first hearing, race relations between black and white people were discussed and took centre stage in the contributions made by members of the public.


Land: The people speak - Pietermaritzburg gets to tackle the land issue next

2018-07-20 05:21

The Joint Constitutional Review Committee's delegation in KwaZulu-Natal heads to Pietermaritzburg.

Land: The people speak - Smith gives CRC an 8 out of 10 for public hearings

2018-07-19 09:20

Eight out of 10 – that is the rating co-chairperson of the Constitutional Review Committee Vincent Smith would give to this committee's public hearings on amending section 25 of the Constitution.

Land: The people speak – 'Traditional leaders are making us suffer'

2018-07-18 22:25

While several members of the Mahikeng community have recognised and respected the role of traditional leaders in the ongoing land debate, some have raised concerns over their treatment of people who live on land under their control.

Land: The people speak - Hearings to resume in the North West

2018-07-17 05:24

After a breather of about a week, the Joint Constitutional Review Committee is to resume its hearings on the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution in Taung, North West.

ANC, EFF battle for rural votes turning land process into tragicomedy

2018-07-09 16:34

The battle for rural voters under the jurisdiction of unelected chiefs is forcing the ANC and EFF to alter their positions, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Land: The people speak - Most Middelburg residents opt for constitutional amendment

2018-07-05 14:20

The general consensus among Middelburg residents on the last day of the Constitutional Review Committee's public hearings in Mpumalanga was that the Constitution must be amended to allow for land expropriation without compensation.

KZN traditional leaders to head to court over 'Zulu land'

2018-07-04 17:40

Traditional leaders in KwaZulu-Natal have resolved to approach the courts for clarity on the powers of the Zulu king and the government in terms of land.

Land: The people speak – Malema calls for calm as speakers are booed, fears of 'economic suicide' raised

2018-07-03 18:43

Land expropriation without compensation will not solve South Africa’s economic problems, says Hennie Laas of the Volkstrust farmers’ association.

Land: The people speak - Man says he is living proof that state ownership doesn't mean disinvestment

2018-07-02 21:59

It is a myth that there are no investment opportunities on state-owned farms, and Pat Mathosa is living proof.

Land: The people speak – Black and white welcome at hearings, says Constitutional Review Committee

2018-07-02 16:34

The Constitutional Review Committee has assured members of the public that all are welcome at its hearings after a speaker In Botshabelo said the involvement of white people compromises the process.

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