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.

Land reform report: 'There was no document to sign', says panel chairperson

2019-04-20 18:37

There has been no final draft report on SA's much debated land reform issue, the chairperson of the expert advisory panel on land reform said on Saturday.

Agri SA submits minority report after refusing to sign advisory panel document

2019-04-19 10:32

Agri SA President Dan Kriek refused to sign the Presidential Expert Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture report.

S&P Global sees ANC taking moderate approach to land reform

2019-04-11 12:36

The ANC might 'talk left' but it does not necessarily 'walk left', Gardner Rusike, a sovereign analyst at S&P Global Ratings, has said.

Ramaphosa hands out title deeds to Griqua descendants

2019-03-23 17:20

President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised farm workers in Ebenhaeser, Western Cape, that government has committed to accelerating the process of land reform.

FW de Klerk Foundation slams SAHRC for letting Malema 'off the hook'

2019-03-15 14:36

The South African Human Rights commission has found that EFF leader Julius Malema's "white slaughter" comments do not amount to hate speech.

Xolobeni and the irony of history

2019-03-05 05:00

It seems that Gwede Mantashe is not paying sufficient attention to the core principles of constitutional democracy that puts citizens at the centre of shaping their futures, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Lessons on land from John Kani

2019-02-24 06:00

This conversation about land reform is polarising, emotional and damn difficult, because we are, in fact, having two conversations conflated in one. And both are not very well facilitated, writes Elmien du Plessis.

Dlamini-Zuma warns of growing impatience for govt to deliver on land reform

2019-02-22 16:50

There are signs of growing impatience, with government coming under considerable pressure to successfully deliver on its land reform initiative, says Minister in the Presidency Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Eyes open for 2019

2019-02-10 06:00

Those hoping for clarity from the State of the Nation Address on how expropriation without compensation would be implemented (and damage contained) would have been disappointed, writes Terence Corrigan.


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.

Land reform panel recommends sweeping changes to current compensation model in draft report

2019-04-19 14:55

A draft report by the Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture has recommended that President Cyril Ramaphosa establish a "compensation policy" to guide how expropriation without compensation should be implemented.

Land reform has 'derailed', but it's time to look at solutions - Hanekom

2019-04-15 06:02

After 25 years of democracy there have been mixed results with land reform and the debate should now be about the search for solutions, Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom tells Fin24.

Mohale: 6 things business should lead on – from land reform to education

2019-04-07 18:45

There are six things SA's business sector should take the lead on, according to Bonang Mohale, CEO of Business Leadership SA.

Lots of 'misinformation' in US about 'complex land issue' in SA - US deputy secretary of state

2019-03-18 06:48

US deputy secretary of state John Sullivan met several individuals and groups, including representatives of AgriSA, Grain SA and the ANC, last week.

Investors will wait for SA election outcomes, says Netherlands ambassador to SA

2019-03-11 22:10

The outcomes of SA's national elections in May will give investors a clearer idea of the direction the country will take over the next few years, says Netherlands Ambassador to SA Han Peters.

Agriculture could go same route as Eskom without investment - FNB economist

2019-02-25 06:25

Lack of investment in infrastructure that supports the agriculture sector could see it take the same route as Eskom, senior agricultural economist Paul Makube has warned.

Political parties just cannot agree on land reform procedures

2019-02-22 17:55

Political parties have pledged their readiness to provide "leadership" on the land restitution programme but remain on separate paths on how to go about it.

Budget reveals government's real position on land reform

2019-02-22 06:00

The Budget shows that government planning on land reform is misaligned with its proclaimed ideological policy stance, writes Terence Corrigan.

Expropriation Bill: Striking a balance in land reform

2019-02-03 06:00

The new Expropriation Bill is a reasonable piece of legislation, that needs to now be applied in a tumultuous environment. The question is always how effective a law can be, when politics are messy.

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