Land reform, yes – the question is, how?

2018-06-21 08:14

Any attempt to deal with SA's challenges through the settlement of peasant farmers is likely to exacerbate inequality, writes Terence Corrigan.

The World Bank is finding new ways to understand SA's issues - including land

2018-06-18 08:47

The latest World Bank report on South Africa is not only remarkable for the collaborative method it employed, but also for its conclusions on issues like land redistribution, writes Richard Calland.

Ramaphosa’s economic adviser Trudi Makhaya on R1trn investment drive

2018-06-14 07:23

Back from the G7 summit in Canada, President Ramaphosa’s economic adviser talks about attracting investment and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's appreciation of Trevor Noah.

Getting land reform right – a warning, as comments deadline looms

2018-06-12 08:23

Successful land reform is possible in South Africa. It is possible to get it right – but only if the enabling conditions are correctly arranged for it, writes Terence Corrigan.

The nightmare 'land' situation we must avoid at all cost

2018-06-06 07:45

Very little scares me and certainly and very little in politics fazes me. But during the president’s budget vote in Parliament there was an incident with the EFF that frightened me, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Time to take the land debate back from the populists

2018-06-03 06:01

The agenda should not be about settling the homeless, but one that ensures the masses can be a part of the economy, writes Chris Maxon.

Floyd Shivambu's proposed state custodianship of land farcical and tragic

2018-05-31 07:38

Should our often poorly capacitated state attempt to take on the control management of 121 million hectares of land, it is difficult to imagine an outcome that would not verge on the tragic, writes Terence Corrigan.

SA needs to reverse corporate capture of agricultural policy

2018-05-29 08:57

South Africa's current preference for large-scale, high-input farming enterprises fails to trust in small-scale family-based producers’ ability to provide more efficiently for the market, writes David Fig.

4 myths about land expropriation that must be bust

2018-05-23 08:24

It is important to carefully note what the ANC has been saying, both publicly and in their internal documents about land reform, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Urban land reform plan could be an easy win for Ramaphosa

2018-05-22 08:43

Stilling the urban land hunger is actually something the Ramaphosa government can do relatively easily. It should, of course, have been done many years ago, writes Max du Preez.

 

Research shows Ramaphosa is right - South Africans do want land reform

2018-06-19 08:47

New research from the IJR shows most South Africans believe land reform is important to address inequality and further reconciliation, writes Mikhail Moosa.

'Just be frank' with investors about land, says Ramaphosa's economic adviser

2018-06-15 07:50

Trudi Makhaya, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s economic adviser, is confident Parliament's processes can settle the debate on land expropriation.

WATCH: Why Ramaphosa’s economic advisor says 'be frank' when talking to investors about land reform

2018-06-13 16:06

Fin24 sat down with Trudi Makhaya, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s economic advisor and coordinator of his four investment envoys, to hear her views.

Young, black farmers are 'begging for government support' to no avail

2018-06-07 15:58

Nono Sekhoto says her success as a farmer has been despite government, not because of it.

How to grow the black farmer

2018-06-03 06:07

In this joint piece, Sam Motsuenyane and Paul Ntshabele discuss the history of land dispossession and what needs to be done to empower agriculturists who are not white.

Land reform minister: My dept and Ingonyama don't lease state land

2018-06-01 19:05

Minister of Rural Development and Land Reforma Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has clarified land ownership by her department and the Ingonyama Trust Board.

Land reform will happen, and MPs will be there for the journey - Mabuza

2018-05-29 15:27

Government is working to address issues relating to rights of ownership of land, Deputy President David Mabuza told Parliament.

Why land reform doesn’t worry ratings agencies yet

2018-05-26 13:11

Two of the largest international ratings agencies, Moody’s and S&P have downplayed concerns about the policy adopted by the ANC at its December conference to expropriate land without compensation.

Can attracting more young people to agriculture naturally solve land reform question?

2018-05-22 15:50

While politicians are fighting over how to best go about land reform, there seems to be a much simpler, organic way to achieve this: by enabling more young, black people to enter agribusiness.

Getting black farmers across the economic divide

2018-05-18 08:18

The raging national debate about whether or not to expropriate land without compensation has over-shadowed other important developments in the political economy of agriculture, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

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