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Land expropriation draft bill open for public commentary

The parliamentary committee on land expropriation has opened a new draft for public commentary over the holiday season. According to Dr Mathole...

By Claudi Nortjé 3 days ago

Global and historical lessons on how land reforms have unfolded

Land reform has always been closely tied to shifts in the wider political economy of countries...

By Ben Cousins 9 Dec 2019

Land expropriation update

Homeowner concerns around land expropriation and what this could mean for you...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 29 Nov 2019

Technology, innovation can help halt land sector corruption in Africa - AfDB

Speaking at the 2019 Conference on Land Policy in Africa on Monday, 25 November, African Development Bank senior vice president Charles Boamah urged African countries to act faster in purging corruption in the land sector...

26 Nov 2019

Cape Town Municipal Planning By-laws approved

The City of Cape Town's Council approved amendments to the Municipal Planning By-law (MPBL) yesterday, 31 October 2019. Once promulgated, the amendments will, among others, allow for controlled densification, short-term letting from flats, and minor freestanding and minor rooftop cell masts, either as of right or as a consent use...

1 Nov 2019

Philippi land to be sold is not useful for farming, court told

Farm workers packed the back rows of the courtroom on the second day of the campaign by Philippi farmers against the City of Cape Town and the MEC for Local Development, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning...

By Madison Yauger 17 Oct 2019

Philippi farmers challenge City on development of agricultural land

Farmers and workers held posters and sang on the steps of the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday. They were protesting against plans to rezone part of the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) in Cape Town for development...

By Madison Yauger 16 Oct 2019

Land reform a possible game changer in the tourism sector

Successful implementation of the land reform programme has the potential to accelerate the growth of the tourism sector by deflating simmering fears of wanton land grabs...

By Peter Setou 4 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

Where are we with land reform?

Agricultural economist, Wandile Sihlobo says that come April 2020, the proposed change to the Constitution to allow land expropriation without compensation (EWC) may not happen...

By Nicci Botha 27 Sep 2019

Support programmes to assist land reform beneficiaries

Deputy President David Mabuza says government offers support programmes for beneficiaries of land reform to ensure that they use their newly-acquired land productively...

12 Sep 2019

Khayelitsha land occupiers to square off with City in court

Shack dwellers at Mpukwini informal settlement in Khayelitsha are preparing to square off with the municipality in court next month. They want the eviction order against them scrapped and the City of Cape Town to build them houses on the land...

By Vincent Lali 30 Aug 2019

Concourt ruling on labour tenants sends message on government inefficiency

Labour tenants scored a major victory in the Constitutional Court on Tuesday, 20 August 2019. A majority of judges in the court upheld the Land Claims Court's (LCC) order to appoint a special master to assist the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform to process land claims...

By Zoë Postman and Wilmien Wicomb 21 Aug 2019

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