Ramaphosa: Land reform won't come at cost of economy

2018-04-18 17:42

President Cyril Ramaphosa says his administration will tackle the thorny issue of land ownership without endangering economic growth.

Small-scale farmers should be at the centre of land reform

2018-04-17 08:47

One million new jobs can be created in agriculture and this can be achieved if small-scale, or smallholder black farmers become key beneficiaries of redistributive land reform in rural South Africa, writes Ben Cousins.

More than ‘just’ economic reform: The tough tasks on the president’s to-do list

2018-04-05 13:17

President Cyril Ramaphosa will have to dig deep in order to address the burning issues that have a huge impact on the country’s economy and the well-being of its people.

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WATCH: The 26-year-old female farmer shattering stereotypes

Lerato Senakhomo received 500 hectares of land from the government and is now rearing goats, sheep and growing vegetables in Nigel, in the east of Gauteng. Watch.

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Land expropriation: Farmers stuck in limbo as investor uncertainty mounts

2018-03-20 06:49

The ANC has yet to provide clarification regarding its intention to expropriate land without compensation. Analysts warn that it will only be a matter of time until foreign investors are spooked.

The latest South African scenarios, flags and probabilities

2018-03-19 09:13

Cyril Ramaphosa’s ascent to the Presidency comes at a tipping point in the nation’s destiny. If he applies his leadership right, we have a chance of moving back once more to the High Road trajectory, writes Clem Sunter.

Civil war the worst-case scenario for land reform, says Clem Sunter

2018-03-16 13:40

If land reform is not managed well it could ignite conflict in South Africa, says scenario planner and strategist Clem Sunter.

Ramaphosa: Land reform an urgent matter

2018-03-15 07:53

President Cyril Ramaphosa reassured Parliament that land reform would not come at the expense of damaging the economy or threatening food security.

Land reform is no lie

2018-03-12 12:34

People also seem to believe that since the land problem was created by the actions of whites forcibly taking land from blacks, the solution is to simply to 'reverse' the colonial sins by replacing white with blacks.

Goodwill on both sides needed to resolve land issue

2018-03-09 10:44

The idea that the status quo is sustainable is absurd. There has to be more equitable distribution of land between blacks and whites, writes Clem Sunter.

 

Land fears could stymie Ramaphosa’s investment envoys - institute

2018-04-17 21:27

The president's investment envoys face the difficult task of easing investor concerns around the state's plans to implement land expropriation without compensation, says the SA Institute of Race Relations.

Obstacles facing a young black farmer in South Africa: a personal story

2018-04-13 13:13

Land redistribution will fail if the country doesn’t improve support for small and emerging black farmers who should be allocated a prime role in any reform process, writes Mnqobi Ngubane.

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WATCH: Are farm owners doing enough to help with land restitution?

ZZ2 CEO Tommie van Zyl says government and farm owners need to work towards a common goal when it comes to land distribution. Watch.

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Picking at the scab of the unhealed land wound

2018-03-22 10:52

The only way to prevent a wound from becoming infected is to open it up, irrigate it and make sure that there is nothing left to fester. It is painful and unpleasant, but necessary. So it is with the land issue, writes Howard Feldman.

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WATCH: Ramaphosa says there are lessons to learn from Zimbabwe on land reform

President Cyril Ramaphosa met with his Zimbabwean counterpart Emmerson Mnangagwa on the weekend and they spoke about South Africa's land reform.

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Land reform: Empower people, not the state

2018-03-16 13:50

We need a rational programme that enhances property rights and true ownership among its beneficiaries – not the sleight of hand that empowers government over the people, writes Terence Corrigan.

Land reform can finally bring our 'two nations' together

2018-03-16 08:27

The currently divisive land reform debate, can be repurposed into a unifying nation-building project, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Govt 'gutless' in taking land to benefit the dispossessed - lawyer

2018-03-12 14:00

Government seems scared to expropriate and does not know enough about the land ownership patterns of South Africa to make a significant difference, says lawyer Luleka Flatela.

Parliament's chances of making expropriation work doubtful - legal experts

2018-03-11 13:00

Parliament's motion for the expropriation of land continues to put land reform in a state of limbo, warn legal experts.

Land debate is clouded by misrepresentation and lack of data

2018-03-09 08:34

Sadly, few contributions to the public debate are informed by the available evidence. And poorly informed commentators often misrepresent the issues, writes Ben Cousins.

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