The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development says the Communal Land Tenure Bill is ready to be tabled in parliament for legislative processing. The bill seeks to provide the transfer of communal land to communities by giving ownership of land rights amongst other things. Briefing the portfolio committee[…]
The Cabinet will consider the minority report of the presidential panel of experts on land reform and agriculture, President Cyril Ramaphosa assured the National Assembly on Thursday. In July, the panel published its report, but two members, Dan Kriek and Nic Serfontein, did not endorse the report and provided their[…]
Various role players in the agriculture and land reform sectors have come out in full support of newly appointed Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza. With the tough task of implementing government’s land reform resting on her shoulders, Didiza has her work cut out. Didiza is no[…]
By Anees Teladia “The Minister of Rural Development who was responsible for delivering the plan to the court is [should be] rendered in contempt of court.” These were the words of District Six Working Committee (D6WC) chairperson, Shahied Ajam, as he announced a decision to take legal action against Rural[…]
Reclaim the City activists staged a protest at the upscale Rondebosch Golf Course on Thursday saying the facility should rather be used for affordable housing. “As we commemorate Human Rights Day, we remember how our parents and grandparents struggled against discrimination and an oppressive racist regime. They knew that there could[…]
A US delegation touched down in South Africa last week to investigate the planned seizure of white-owned land. But Washington doesn’t really understand the land issue, and had other intentions for the trip, experts told RT. A cohort of US officials – including Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan and[…]
resident Cyril Ramaphosa has encouraged traditional leaders to play a critical role in land reform and food security. He was addressing the House of Traditional Leaders in Parliament. Ramaphosa says the land issue will be handled with care and responsibility and that there should be no incidents of smash and[…]
Almost 2 million hectares of land have been transferred to communal property associations (CPAs) and trusts since 1994, Land and Rural Development Minister Gugile Nkwinti has revealed. In a Parliamentary reply on Monday, Nkwinti said that 1 809 856 hectares have been transferred nationwide in post-democratic South Africa, with the[…]
President Jacob Zuma brushed aside accusations that he was a criminal, outlining the government’s successes in his State of the Nation speech last night. He said the government expected 1.3% economic growth this year, which was not fast enough to keep up with population growth. “We successfully avoided credit ratings downgrades,[…]
The development is also nearly two years behind schedule, and which beneficiaries will occupy the flats has yet to be decided. Claimants have been waiting almost two decades for restitution but the redevelopment has been beset by delays. This Thursday marks the 50-year commemoration of District Six being declared a[…]
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