The new rules are an improvement, but proper implementation is vital, writes Murray Hunter and Cherese Thakur.
More sun than clouds. Cool.
If the agricultural sector ever bought into the polarising push-back by conservative Afrikaner organisations, the land debate and any possible productive, solution-driven conversations will become redundant, writes Dan Kriek.
Predictable farming of the past has changed drastically, says an agriculture expert.
A foreign investor whose land is expropriated can challenge government policy with international arbitrators of the investment was made under a bilateral investment treaty with South Africa.
We didn’t understand what the Group Areas Act meant. All we knew was that a certain sadness and uncertainty descended onto our house, our family and onto the community.
At its zenith, the Mount Carmel farm in northern Zimbabwe boasted 500 livestock and shipped its mangoes and lemons to Europe, a continent away.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two agriculture bodies weigh in on the report by the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was speaking to reporters in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
A new draft policy envisions that all property allocations be managed by a panel of experts.
Our mother, Nozuko, is a farmer in the truest sense of the word, even though we only started farming five years ago. Where others saw dirt, she always saw potential.
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.
PwC Southern Africa CEO Shirley Machaba said policy uncertainty continues to be a concern for South Africa CEOs.
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.
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.
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.
Two South African agricultural groups are unhappy about a report on land reform that endorses the expropriation of land without compensation.
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.
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