The Western Cape government says land expropriation without compensation is not the appropriate intervention in addressing issues of land reform and skewed property ownership patterns in South Africa. It says the proposed amendment to Section 25 of the Constitution will undermine individual property rights and be detrimental to the economy.[…]
ANC economic policy chief, Enoch Godongwana, has outlined some of the key aspects of the party’s draft economic recovery plan – including the use of prescribed assets and pensions. Godongwana said via webinar on Monday (17 August) that the party is moving away from the use of prescribed assets, and[…]
Khayelitsha residents whose illegal structures were demolished by the City of Cape Town’s land invasion unit, have pelted the vehicle of a mayoral committee member with stones. Mayco member for Human Settlements Malusi Booi escaped without injury, but his vehicle was damaged in the incident. The city says there have[…]
Friday marked a historic moment for the Muslim community as the Durbanville Islamic Society (DIS) submitted a tender to the City of Cape Town for a piece of land on which to build a masjid. With the increasing number of Muslims living and working in Durbanville and its surrounds, there[…]
The fight for spatial justice in the Tafelberg land dispute continues this week from Monday until Thursday in the Cape Town High Court. The case, taken up by social movement Reclaim the City and NPO Ndifuna Ukwazi among others, symbolises an ideological battle between spatial justice and redress in Cape[…]
A Muslim family forcefully removed from Constantia during the apartheid years can finally raise its collective head now that justice has prevailed. The Solomon family, under the Haji Ismael Solomon Family Trust, has established a shopping centre called the Constantia Emporium on newly restituted land in the Constantia area. The[…]
The Muslim Judicial Council of South Africa (MJC)’s protracted battle to secure and preserve what’s known as the Zandvliet farm in Macassar – which holds the heritage of Shaykh Yusuf of Macassar – continues today. Many regard Zandvliet as the birthplace of Islam in Southern Africa, but the MJC’s battle[…]
Some community-based organisations in Cape Town have objected to recent auctions of vacant land by the City. Pressure group G@tvol Capetonian is demanding that vacant land throughout the city be used for housing and reintegration, while community leaders, such as the founder of the Bonteheuwel Walking Ladies, are simply unhappy[…]
The Taliban has taken over another district in Afghanistan, the second in two weeks, saying that the US will “regret” abandoning key peace talks that stalled after Donald Trump called off a much-awaited meeting with the group. Yangi Qala, a district in Afghanistan’s northern province of Takhar, fell into the[…]
Reports that Donald Trump sees Greenland as a good real estate prospect were no joke, with the White House economic adviser, and then Trump himself confirming that he’s really mulling the purchase of world’s largest island. “It’s an interesting story,” Larry Kudlow told Fox News Sunday. “It’s developing. We’re looking at it.[…]
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