The land grab question: property rights versus political gain

2018-01-17 16:21

It remains to be seen whether sacrificing existing and protected property rights for political expediency and gain is justifiable in an open democratic country, says Yolisa Mfaise.

Robust property rights the key to tackling the legacy of dispossession

2018-01-10 08:24

The failure of South Africa’s land reform programme has substantively been the consequence of resistance, both direct and indirect, writes Terence Corrigan.

Settling the land compensation issue is vital for Zimbabwe’s economy

2018-01-08 07:35

New Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has to tackle land reform if he's serious about getting the country's economy back on track, writes Ian Scoones.

The only thing – land

2017-12-27 06:42

Politicians understand its power, its emotional force: land is the only thing “worth fightin’ for, worth dyin’ for”, writes Mandi Smallhorne.

Top reads on Fin24: Reaction to land reform plan, ANC to nationalise SARB and Steinhoff latest

2017-12-21 17:26

ICYMI: A roundup of Thursday's must-read financial and economic news.

ANC's land expropriation decision an admission of its own failures - analysts

2017-12-20 23:01

The ANC’s decision at its national conference to go ahead with the expropriation of land without compensation is an admission of its own failure to pursue real land distribution, experts say.

Radebe: Without land reform SA will never have peace

2017-12-20 09:46

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says the issue of land reform must be resolved urgently.

Dispossessed Salem community has rights to land – ConCourt

2017-12-12 08:07

The Constitutional Court has ruled a black community holds a right to certain portions of the Salem Commonage in the Eastern Cape and was dispossessed of the land due to past racially discriminatory practices.

Cas Coovadia: We all want land reform. Let’s make it work

2017-10-27 07:46

There is little doubt that land reform is one the most pressing issues facing our country. From the pronouncements of politicians to government policy to social media commentary, everyone is talking about land.

Mmusi Maimane: Treatment of black farmers shows the sham of ANC 'empowerment'

2017-10-09 11:00

The ANC will have you believe that they care about land reform, but in reality they care about control. This is not real empowerment, says Mmusi Maimane.


Ramaphosa says no one should be nervous over land

2018-01-15 07:04

Ramaphosa has also said he would like a study of farms that have been reclaimed or redistributed since 1994.

Why the ANC is not bent on radical policies

2018-01-10 07:32

Professor Steven Friedman unpacks why the ANC is not a more "radical" party following its 54th national conference.

Expropriation without compensation - an unruly horse

2018-01-03 07:41

Expropriation without compensation undermines the rule of law, is contrary to the spirit of the Constitution and will be an economic disaster, says Paul Hoffman.

7 issues complicating ANC's expropriation without compensation stance

2017-12-21 20:05

There are important challenges regarding the ANC's policy statement on land expropriation without compensation, cautions land claims expert Bulelwa Mabasa.

Business Unity SA urges urgent dialogue on land reform

2017-12-21 10:49

Business Unity SA has expressed serious concern that the ANC’s land reform plans would result in policy uncertainty and a negative socio-economic impact.

ANC reaches resolution on land reform

2017-12-20 21:07

The ANC has reached a resolution on land reform.

Land reform can be win-win

2017-12-17 06:02

Despite the persistent problem of failing land reform projects, Cas Coovadia believes there is a solution.

We should avoid radical rhetoric and policies on land - AgriSA

2017-11-01 14:46

AgriSA believes progress is being made in the land reform debate and that the country should steer away from radical rhetoric and policies.

Land grab without compensation could affect all in SA - legal expert

2017-10-24 12:02

Expropriation of land without compensation will not only affect farmers or those in rural areas, but could snowball into a situation that touches all South Africans, says an industry insider.

From farm labourers to bosses: SA's land reform scores a rare success

2017-08-02 17:46

In a striking breakthrough for race relations in SA, the Moletele have taken back the land from which they were evicted, with the former landowners becoming the workers and the one-time labourers now the bosses.

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