Land reform: Who are the right beneficiaries?

2018-12-07 19:03

The panel on land reform and agriculture debates who should be the rightful beneficiaries of land redistribution.

Land: Public participation does not mean everyone's views can prevail

2018-12-03 13:52

In assessing whether Parliament facilitated a public participation process, the standard is one of reasonableness, and what is reasonable will depend on the particular facts, writes Elmien du Plessis.

Dangerous to use land issue for 2019 election - land expert

2018-11-29 22:00

With the 2019 national election coming up in SA, it is dangerous to draw on the land issue for election purposes, according to the vice chair of Agribank of Namibia.

'Beware of rent seekers during land reform'

2018-11-28 21:58

Beware of rent seekers during the land reform process in SA, a panellist at the African Agri Investment Indaba has warned.

Ramaphosa: Laws, policies must open SA up to investors

2018-11-20 22:10

South Africa's laws, policies and regulations must open the country to investment, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Why changing the Constitution won't solve the land problem

2018-11-15 13:05

There is a big problem with the government’s thinking behind land reform. It’s rooted in a Western, colonial mindset that’s totally out of step with how many would-be beneficiaries understand land, writes Simon Hull.

Disregarding 99.9% of land submissions likely to trigger judicial review

2018-11-11 09:50

The Joint Constitutional Review Committee is planning to disregard more than 99.9% of the written submissions sent in to it on the issue of land expropriation without compensation, writes Anthea Jeffery.

Cabinet promises 262 new land reform projects

2018-10-25 19:57

Cabinet has lined up 262 new land reform projects aimed at benefiting youth and women.

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.


10 things Johann Rupert said about the SA economy during THAT interview

2018-12-06 06:25

From controversial views on young black people to tips on how to get rich, billionaire Johann Rupert's interview with PowerFM on Tuesday night has sparked widespread criticism on social media and in some business circles.

What SA can learn from Zim about land reform

2018-12-02 14:20

There was record-low investment in agriculture in Zimbabwe due to land rights issues and relocation, the chair of the Zimbabwe Investment Authority told an agriculture conference this week.

4 successful land reform elements and the 'wolf at the door' for SA farmers

2018-11-29 06:15

There are four elements countries with successful land reform have in common and this should be a guideline for SA as well, says the president of the World Farmers Association.

Ramaphosa holds the aces in countdown to South African elections

2018-11-27 21:06

As South Africa’s ruling party battles to bounce back from a succession of scandals and extend its quarter-century monopoly on power in next year’s elections, it has a key advantage: a wounded opposition.

Land reform unlikely to influence S&P ratings decision - analysts

2018-11-20 07:39

Analysts have mixed expectations for Standard & Poor's upcoming ratings action on SA's sovereign debt, expected to be announced on Friday.

Land issue is a festering sore - Ramaphosa

2018-11-14 14:53

“We need to address this issue because if we don’t address it, this stability that we have ... as a country could be in danger," Ramaphosa said in Strasbourg during a joint media briefing with Antonio Tajani, the President of the European Parliament.

ConCourt raises the bar for recognising informal land rights

2018-11-02 08:52

Unlike the High Court, the Constitutional Court lifted its judicial gaze above legal formalism to see the history behind the Lesetlheng community's claim to land, writes Serjeant at the Bar.

Mboweni: Land reform must not reduce farms to forests

2018-10-24 14:35

Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni tells Parliament government will transfer R4.4bn to the Land Bank for agriculture support.

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.

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