ARTICLES RELATING TO LAND REFORM

OPINION: A glimmer of good news on land?

2019-09-18 05:00

As the government drives towards a policy of expropriation without compensation, there is no evidence that it intends anything other than expanding its own power over people's assets as illustrated by the David Rakgase case, writes Terence Corrigan.

Land reform, NHI a source of uncertainty for investors - PwC CEO

2019-09-04 14:58

PwC Southern Africa CEO Shirley Machaba said policy uncertainty continues to be a concern for South Africa CEOs.

The SA government is ready to transfer more than 100 plots of state-owned land in restitution – just as soon as the paperwork is done

2019-08-12 12:32

The department of public works is ready to hand over 100 plots "identified for restitution purposes", says, says pubic works minister Patricia de Lille, but it is still waiting for supporting documents from the agriculture department.

Cape Chamber of Commerce raises concerns about aspects of land reform report

2019-07-29 21:56

There are still concerns about expropriation without compensation even if it takes place on a limited scale, says the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Land report: Growth vision dispelled by commitment to expropriation

2019-07-29 07:27

The drive towards expropriation without compensation has had a damaging impact already. President Ramaphosa’s investment envoys confirmed as much last year, writes Terence Corrigan.

Land reform report: Agriculture groups unhappy about its 'obviously flawed' content

2019-07-28 20:56

Two South African agricultural groups are unhappy about a report on land reform that endorses the expropriation of land without compensation.

Fire across the land: The steep price of state failure on land

2019-07-17 08:46

Where the state lacks the ability and will to enforce its laws, and surrenders authority to the strongman best placed to press a claim through force, a legitimate land reform programme becomes impossible, writes Terence Corrigan.

Let's dream a dream for South Africa firmly anchored in reality

2019-07-03 05:00

In post-apartheid South Africa there has been a tendency to misrecognise the global reality in which we find ourselves, writes Jeremy Cronin.

EFF: Land question must be final by year end, with all land in state's custody

2019-06-26 10:56

The land question should be finalised by the end of 2019 and all land must be in the custody of the state, EFF member of the NCOP Nkagisang Poppy Koni told President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday.

Land reform and private investment can go hand-in-hand

2019-06-16 17:57

One way to create much-needed jobs in our economy potentially rests with equitable land reform combined with a venture capital investment initiative such as Section 12J, says Darryn Faulds.

 

Zimbabwe's farmers look back at 'hell' under Mugabe

2019-09-12 21:45

At its zenith, the Mount Carmel farm in northern Zimbabwe boasted 500 livestock and shipped its mangoes and lemons to Europe, a continent away.

Poor water management is risk to land reform, agriculture forum hears

2019-08-29 22:11

If South Africa's water resources are poorly managed, it will not only be commercial farmers who will suffer - new farmers will then end up suffering the most, says an expert.

Land panel report looks post-apartheid failures square in the eyes

2019-07-31 08:37

One of the many strengths of President Ramaphosa's land panel report is that it does not shy away from the corruption, patronage and nepotism that have often dogged post-apartheid land reform, writes Jeremy Cronin.

Why Cyril Ramaphosa’s land reform panel loves individual ownership of farms – and thinks group-farming is a quick way to make people poor

2019-07-29 11:36

President Cyril Ramaphosa's Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture has serious concerns about group farming models, and says South Africa has proven that individual ownership of land – or at least secure long-term leases – make for agricultural growth.

Land reform report: 5 questions answered

2019-07-29 05:34

The harvest of the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform an Agriculture is finally ripe for public consumption, and the report it released provides several answers to pressing questions about land reform.

Land reform is imperative - agricultural business chamber on presidential panel report

2019-07-28 17:37

Two agriculture bodies weigh in on the report by the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform.

Didiza wants to engage land owners on government's land reform plans

2019-07-16 20:28

Opposition MPs agreed that the restitution process should be concluded urgently and that land reform was a priority. However, they disagree on how this should be achieved.

We need a social pact to secure the farming industry

2019-07-01 11:22

Social pacts in agriculture, energy and mining, between business, labour and communities, will be crucial to lift market confidence, growth levels and industrial peace, writes William Gumede.

It's not the willing seller, but the corrupt buyer sabotaging land reform

2019-06-24 09:29

The ANC finds itself in the position where much of what it wanted to cover up by blaming the willing seller principle, and calling for expropriation without compensation, has already been exposed, writes Theo de Jager.

Thoko Didiza's to-do list to make agriculture and land reform work

2019-06-03 10:43

There is a need to enhance communication, cultivate a shared vision, and sustain coordination between national and provincial departments responsible for agriculture and land issues, write Mzukisi Qobo and Wandile Sihlobo.

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