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New Land Court Bill seeks to address slow processing of land claims

A new Land Court Bill aims to speed up land reform by addressing the slow processing of land claims by the Land Claims Court...

By Geoffrey Allsop 12 Jul 2021

Harnessing land reform to generate youth employment

According to the Vumelana Advisory Fund, government and the private sector need to work in concert to develop and implement strategies that are anchored around...

29 Jun 2021

First Nations leaders, LLPT sign heritage social compact for River Club redevelopment

A historic social compact was signed at the River Club redevelopment site yesterday between the coalition of the Cape's First Nations leaders and LLPT...

24 Jun 2021

Court orders Zulu king's trust to pay back millions

In a significant victory for more than five million people in KwaZulu-Natal living on land owned by the Ingonyama Trust, the Pietermaritzburg High Court has ruled...

By Tania Broughton 11 Jun 2021

Heritage dispute engulfs site chosen for Amazon's new African HQ

For the Khoi and San, a verdant patch of land in Cape Town embodies victory and tragedy. The two communities drove back...

By Wendell Roelf 3 Jun 2021

Expropriation Bill aims to bring SA in line with global land ownership policies

For decades, progress towards the integration of world economies and the establishment of a global economic market has been a feature of the times...

By Virusha Subban and Cameron Jeffrey 2 Jun 2021

Why land reform requires partnerships, affordable finance, stakeholder buy-in

According to Peter Setou, chief executive of Vumelana, strategic partnerships and alternative funding models are necessary for a successful land reform programme...

25 May 2021

Nipping the housing problem in the bud

The perpetual mushrooming and burgeoning of informal settlements across cities is extremely distressing to the planning fraternity of the democratic South Africa...

By Professor Hangwelani Hope Magidimisha-Chipungu 24 May 2021

President to hand over land, title deeds to farmers

President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the handover by government of land and title deeds to farmers in Tafelkop, in the Groblersdal district of Limpopo, this weekend.

20 May 2021

436,563 hectares released under land distribution programme

Deputy President David Mabuza says 436,563 hectares of land have to date been released and approved for allocation, under the land distribution programme...

13 May 2021

Expropriation Bill hearings kick off in Mpumalanga

The Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure will on Thursday start a four-day public consultation programme in Mpumalanga to gather public input on the Expropriation Bill...

14 Apr 2021

Erratic heritage application processes costs billions in lost investment - survey

Investors and built environment professionals are extremely frustrated by the drawn-out and increasingly vague processes being encountered with heritage applications...

1 Apr 2021

Land reform: Look closer at subdivisions, adequate farm sizes, says researcher

"The process of land redistribution can be made more successful if more attention is given to providing benefiting emerging farmers with farms that are of an adequate and manageable size."

1 Apr 2021

Expropriation Bill: What you need to know...

In 2019, the Parliamentary Advisory Panel on Land Reform advised that the Expropriation Act of 1975 was unconstitutional and in conflict with section 25 of the Constitution...

By Bulelwa Mabasa and Thomas Karberg 31 Mar 2021

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