Provincial public hearings on Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill complete

The public hearings on the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill have been completed in all provinces by the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform...

3 days ago

Court orders end to mud schools

The Bhisho High Court has found parts of the government's norms and standards regulations for schools to be unconstitutional. The court has ordered that schools substantially built from mud as well as asbestos, wood or metal, be replaced with buildings that meet the National Building Regulations...

By Chris Gilili 19 Jul 2018

Are land reform and expropriation fears justified?

Much of the insecurity and fear over land reform and expropriation is based on misinterpretation and a serious lack of reliable data...

18 Jul 2018

Buying or selling property abroad? Why documentation authentication matters

At some point while buying or selling property overseas, one is bound to go through some frustration...

17 Jul 2018

Consumers need to understand how PoPI will impact property transactions. Here's why

South Africa's main data protection law PoPI, enacted in 2013, will soon take effect...

17 Jul 2018

Traditional land not affected by Section 25 amendment

A meeting of a Ministerial Task Team and National House of Traditional Leaders has resolved that the traditional land would not be affected by the proposed amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution...

9 Jul 2018

9 changes in Cape Town's water by-laws you should note

Cape Town City Council has just approved a range of amendments to the water by-laws as part of its campaign to limit water consumption...

2 Jul 2018

Programmes in place to return land to tenants, farm dwellers

Deputy President David Mabuza says government is implementing programmes aimed at returning land to labour tenants and farm dwellers...

22 Jun 2018

What are the new amendments to Cape Town's Water By-law?

The City of Cape Town has approved a number of amendments to the Water By-law, aimed mainly at improving clarity, as well as preparing the City for a more water-scarce future...

14 Jun 2018

Drakenstein could be testing ground for land expropriation, says minister

Deputy minister of rural development and land reform Mcebisi Skwatsha says government is considering expropriating land without compensation...

By Barbara Maregele 6 Jun 2018

Big win for residents as SCA upholds ruling against rates regime

On Thursday, 31 May 2018, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) upheld a ruling handed down by the High Court in Pretoria, setting aside an exorbitant rates regime...

By Andrew Molver 5 Jun 2018

How different regulations affect ST schemes and homeowner's associations

Marina Constas explains how innovations and special provisions that apply to sectional title apartments and town houses do not necessarily apply to homeowners' associations...

4 Jun 2018

Two confirmed arrests related to alleged illegal water connections at Waterfall City

Waterfall Management Company confirmed on Friday, 1 June, the arrest of two of its employees...

4 Jun 2018

Nxesi on drive to root out corruption in property sector

Public works minister Thulas Nxesi on Thursday, 31 May, called on property sector representatives and members of the public to work with government to expose corruption...

1 Jun 2018

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