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Why the Fish River Sun land claim case took 20 years

On 10 April 2018, the Land Claims Court delivered judgment in a case involving three competing land claims...

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti 2 days ago

Mining communities' right to say no to be tested in court

A test case will be heard in North Gauteng High Court today, which could set a precedent on a communities' right to say no to mining activities on their traditional land...

3 days ago

#LandExpropriation: Vumelana calls for CPI participation in property clause review

The public hearing process on the expropriation of land without compensation is scheduled to begin on 8 May...

20 Apr 2018

No need to panic over land expropriation without compensation

The process is still a long way off from being proclaimed into law...

By Stuart Manning 19 Apr 2018

Call for submissions on land expropriation without compensation

The Joint Constitutional Review Committee, set up to review Section 25 of the Constitution to make it possible for the state to expropriate land without compensation, has called for written public submissions...

16 Apr 2018

Court rules that banks can sell your house for next to nothing

When a person obtains a home loan from the bank, a mortgage bond is usually registered over their home as security by the bank...

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti 16 Apr 2018

Wild Coast toll road: new court battle looms

The SA National Roads Agency (SANRAL) has promised to respond by the end of the month to a legal challenge to the controversial R9bn N2 Wild Coast Toll Road from East London to Durban...

By Thembela Ntongana 10 Apr 2018

Stop illegal occupation of buildings

Gauteng Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs and Human Settlements MEC Dikgang Uhuru Moiloa has renewed calls to owners of private buildings to work with authorities to prevent the illegal occupation of buildings...

10 Apr 2018

Still no comment from City of Joburg on General Valuation Process, says SAPOA

SAPOA has voiced its concern over the lack of feedback from the City of Johannesburg on the latest General Valuation (GV) Process...

6 Apr 2018

Everything you need to know about levies in sectional title schemes

Often referred to as the "life-blood" of the body corporate, owners have to pay contributions and trustees, managing agents and attorneys may have to collect them...

By Jennifer Paddock 6 Apr 2018

Survey on constitutional, human rights released

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has released the Baseline Survey's final sample, which will provide government, civil society and the public with vital information in order to assess where South Africans stand on constitutional and human rights awareness...

27 Mar 2018

Four hijacked Joburg properties handed back to owners with 28 arrested

Twenty-eight people have been arrested for trespassing and contempt of court after a sting operation at five hijacked properties in the south of Johannesburg...

15 Mar 2018

Land restitution in SA could take 700 years

It would take more than 700 years to complete the land restitution process if claims were reopened and processed at the current pace...

By Tamar Kahn 15 Mar 2018

Court orders Brett Herron to explain emergency housing options

Magistrate Paul Jethro has ordered the City of Cape Town's Brett Herron and an official from the housing department to explain where it plans to house a group of Woodstock occupants facing eviction...

By Barbara Maregele 14 Mar 2018

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