Land occupiers in Philippi want City to buy Oasis land

2018-10-20 21:17

The City of Cape Town has conducted a site inspection at Siyangena informal settlement on ERF12718, Philippi, to assess the need for basic services and potential constraints.

Lessons from Zimbabwe's failed land reforms

2018-10-14 10:00

Zimbabwe's failed populist-based land reform is a salutary lesson for South Africa on how land reform must be pragmatic and safe-guard commercial agriculture, writes William Gumede.

FirstRand urges Ramaphosa to shun populism

2018-10-05 05:15

The government has adopted certain populist policies that the country cannot afford, according to FirstRand chairperson Roger Jardine.

Stop stereotyping farmers

2018-09-26 08:10

Many farmers express a willingness to give away parts of their farms as well as an acceptance that tenants should have ownership of the land, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Why Ramaphosa's land reform panel has difficult task - economist

2018-09-24 10:47

The advisory panel appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa to support the Inter-ministerial Committee on Land Reform has a difficult task, says an agricultural economist.

There is reason for hope

2018-09-18 07:04

The days until next year's general election will be dark and stormy. But there is reason for hope, writes Max du Preez.

Ramaphosa assures diplomatic community that land reform will be done in an 'orderly manner'

2018-09-14 12:40

Land redistribution is necessary to correct the injustices of South Africa's apartheid history, President Cyril Ramaphosa has told the diplomatic community.

ANC, EFF policy differences on land expropriation hinders constitutional amendment

2018-09-13 10:08

The policy differences of the ANC and the EFF suggest that a constitutional amendment will not succeed – unless either party is willing to bend over backwards to accommodate the other, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Prison for civil servant found guilty of stealing a farm

2018-09-11 09:57

Concerns have been raised through this case that corrupt officials could easily manipulate the land reform process.

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David and Elaine Potter, recently astounded their 150 farmworkers when they handed over keys – and title deeds – to a R30m architect-designed village, complete with a crèche, aftercare and entertainment centre.

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The big debate about small farms

2018-10-19 08:36

Size is not a good criterion for defining small farms. One hectare of irrigated peri-urban land has a higher profit potential than 500 hectares in the Karoo, writes Wandile Sihlobo.

IN FOCUS | AgriSA's Dan Kriek: 'We don't have time; we need results'

2018-10-09 09:02

My message to government and the president is clear: I don't agree with plans to amend the Constitution. Section 25 of the Constitution is not the problem, says Dan Kriek, president of AgriSA.

Land reform at the heart of Zim's economic woes, says economist

2018-10-02 16:44

Most of Zimbabwe's economic challenges, including its budget deficit, trade deficit and crippling foreign currency shortages, can be traced back to how the country handled land reform, a leading economist has said.

Ramaphosa draws a crowd in New York but Trump looms over talk

2018-09-25 19:13

President Cyril Ramaphosa packed a small auditorium at the Council on Foreign Relations’s Upper East Side headquarters, where he championed free trade, multilateralism and South Africa’s resilience.

EXCLUSIVE: Cronin lifts veil on new draft expropriation law

2018-09-18 07:25

A new expropriation bill, set to be tabled in Parliament in the next two months, will set out a clear procedure for land expropriation without compensation.

Land: Guarding against single story narratives

2018-09-17 13:15

When assessing our ancestors' choices, we need to look at the deeds in the era that they occurred in and not judge them by today's environment. And that is the heart of the problem.

Absence of SA land reform law will continue to fuel uncertainty - Moody's

2018-09-13 15:03

Policy uncertainty will linger in South Africa until land reform laws are formulated and this won’t happen until after next year’s election, dampening investor sentiment and creating a credit-negative environment, Moody’s Investors Service said.

'AfriForum is taking us to the edge of the abyss'

2018-09-12 09:44

It is not the ANC or EFF that is bringing this country to the edge of the abyss, it is organisations such as AfriForum, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

CHARTS: How land-seizure talks have hit SA's farming industry

2018-09-11 08:00

It’s not just the rand that’s been hurt by the ANC’s plan to change the Constitution to make land expropriation without compensation easier.

The promise and peril of land reform

2018-09-08 06:45

If South Africa decides to go through with extensive land reform, it will be important to get things right, writes Noah Smith.

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