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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

Land reform in South Africa is both a human rights issue and a constitutional imperative

This month, as South Africans celebrate the country's progressive Constitution which re-affirms fundamental rights and freedoms in its Bill of Rights and reflects on past injustices under the apartheid system, there are rising calls for the government to revisit and address the land reform issue...

By Peter Setou 23 Mar 2020

Olive branch offered to property developers in Western Cape

National Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, has extended an olive branch to property developers in the Western Cape...

13 Mar 2020

SAIBPP calls for clarity on mandate of new state bank

Land must be released for property development in order to drive investment and transformation...

By Tholo Makhaola 6 Mar 2020

#Budget2020: R500m set aside for restitution could result in resolution of more land claims

Given the extremely difficult economic climate in which this Budget Speech was delivered, the immediate feeling is fairly positive...

By Dawie Maree and Paul Makube 27 Feb 2020

The politics behind South Africa's property clause amendment

It is hard to comment on a draft constitutional amendment that is apparently not in its final form...

By Theunis Roux 18 Feb 2020

#Sona20: We're talking in the right direction, but actions speak louder than words

While it is hardly news that what is desperately needed in South Africa is economic growth and a dramatic increase in the employment rate, it was nevertheless reassuring...

By Carl Coetzee 14 Feb 2020

Constitution Amendment Bill submissions extended

The Ad Hoc Committee to Initiate and Introduce Legislation Amending Section 25 of the Constitution has extended the deadline for written submissions on the Draft Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill...

31 Jan 2020

Deadline to comment on land reform approaches

Interested parties have until Friday to comment on legislation amending Section 25 of the Constitution...

29 Jan 2020

Rondebosch golf club: City of Cape Town accused of subsidising the wealthy elite

The City of Cape Town is "subsidising the wealthy elite" by planning to extend the lease on the Rondebosch golf course for another ten years at a very low rental fee, says activist group Ndifuna Ukwazi...

By Lucas Nowicki 24 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Main threat to SA businesses in 2020 is uncertainty

While South Africa's power crisis is reportedly costing the country up to R80bn a month, it is not loadshedding itself that is currently the biggest threat to the economy...

By Karen Petersen 17 Jan 2020

Call for for participation in land expropriation draft bill

Vumelana Advisory Fund is making a strong call for all key stakeholders and South Africans, in general, to participate by making inputs on the draft Bill and engaging with the process in order to ensure a fair representation of different voices, as the country forges ahead in amending Section 25 of the Constitution.

19 Dec 2019

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