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Can foreigners own property in South Africa?

Foreigners may purchase and own immovable property in South Africa without any restrictions, as foreigners are generally subject to the same laws as South African nationals...

Issued by Abrahams & Gross 17 Sep 2020

No evictions or demolitions without a court order, judges rule

The City of Cape Town's Anti-Land Invasion Unit (ALIU) will not be allowed to evict people or demolish their structures, whether occupied or unoccupied, without a court order while the country remains in a state of national disaster...

By James Stent 27 Aug 2020

Inclusive, multi-pronged approach needed for successful land reform programme

According to Neo Mahabane, Madelien van Niekerk and Maria Magagula - members of communal property associations (CPAs), government-driven land reform programmes will falter if women from beneficiary communities do not play a central role...

24 Aug 2020

Deadline for submission of inputs on land bill extended

Parliament has extended the deadline for submission of inputs on Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Amendment Bill to 7 August 2020...

30 Jul 2020

New landmark shopping centre opens for trade in Cape Town

The 6,500m2 fully-let Richmond Corner shopping centre in Cape Town opened its doors this month. It is also part of Richmond Park, an 84ha site that is part of a milestone land restitution settlement...

30 Jul 2020

Courts thwart king's attempt to control land

An attempt by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini's Ingonyama Trust to take control of thousands of hectares of land worth almost R1-billion, which was awarded to several communities in the greater Mthonjaneni (Melmoth) area as land restitution, has been thwarted by the courts...

By Tania Broughton 17 Jul 2020

Raising a red flag on the privatisation of communal land

During an online workshop hosted by the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, participants discussed rapid and 'silent' privatisation of customary land under the theme women's land tenure security and livelihoods in Southern Africa...

16 Jul 2020

CT High Court rules on illegal evictions

Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has welcomed the Western Cape High Court judgment against the City of Cape Town on illegal evictions...

16 Jul 2020

Filmmaker Dugan Bridges on Upward Globility and FMF's Khaya Lam episode shot in SA

We talk to Dugan Bridges, an award-winning filmmaker about a new video series produced by Atlas Network in the USA, which pilot episode focuses on the Free Market Foundation's Khaya Lam project in South Africa...

By Juanita Pienaar 23 Jun 2020

More public land released for restitution, redistribution

Numerous parcels of land have been released by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) for human settlements development, land redistribution and restitution...

12 Jun 2020

Study shows land redistribution can create new jobs in agriculture in South Africa

The Covid-19 crisis has clearly demonstrated the vulnerability of the livelihoods of many South Africans, and highlighted food insecurity as one key aspect...

By Ben Cousins 4 Jun 2020

Land reform beneficiaries, use lockdown to put your CPA in order

The outbreak of the coronavirus (Covid-19) and the implementation of the nationwide lockdown may have deferred the land reform programme...

By Nazreen Sekao Pandor and Peter Setou 8 May 2020

The impact of the SPLUMA Act on property transfers

The Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act 16 of 2013 (SPLUMA) which came into effect in 2015 was established to provide a uniform system of spatial planning and land use management throughout South Africa in order for municipalities to apply land use control...

Issued by Abrahams & Gross 16 Apr 2020

Government identifies 17 parcels of land for Covid-19 resettlement

Government has identified 17 land parcels for resettlement purposes for people who stay in informal settlements should the need arise, as the country deals with the spread of Covid-19...

30 Mar 2020

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