Dan Kriek: The 1913 Land Act, apartheid was devastating, now is the time for compassion

2020-02-23 07:00

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 patterns 'drastically' hit by climate change - agriculture expert

2020-01-29 14:12

Predictable farming of the past has changed drastically, says an agriculture expert.

Foreign investors may challenge expropriation of their land, MPs hear

2019-11-27 22:06

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.

Landisa: My grandfather died shortly after his land was taken from him. What justice would mean to me today

2019-11-08 09:25

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.

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.

 

South Africa’s land-policy plans a disaster for economy, says US secretary of state

2020-02-19 11:08

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was speaking to reporters in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

Government plans a new website where farmers can donate land

2020-01-07 06:51

A new draft policy envisions that all property allocations be managed by a panel of experts.

EXTRACT | They call me the black boerseun

2019-11-24 07:28

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.

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.

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