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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 10 Dec 2019

Global and historical lessons on how land reforms have unfolded
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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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

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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
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
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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Land reform report big on historical context, sketchy on the future

Professor Nhlanhla Cyril Mbatha, a professor at the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership, discusses the findings and flaws of the Presidential Advisory Panel's report on South Africa's land reform and agriculture...

By Professor Nhlanhla Cyril Mbatha 15 Aug 2019

District Six: Why judge described minister as "reckless and grossly negligent"
District Six: Why judge described minister as "reckless and grossly negligent"

On 2 August, the Land Claims Court delivered an important judgment for people forcefully removed from their homes during apartheid who have still not received restitution from the government under the Restitution of Land Rights Act...

By Geoffrey Allsop 13 Aug 2019

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FSA responds to advisory panel report on property rights

According to Francois Wilken, President of Free State Agriculture, FSA remains opposed to expropriation without compensation and issues surrounding it will also be discussed at the annual FSA congress, which takes place between 7 and 8 August 2019 in Bloemfontein...

1 Aug 2019

Advisory panel releases final land reform report
Advisory panel releases final land reform report

The Presidential Expert Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture has proposed for the amendment of the Constitution that clarifies that expropriation without compensation may be necessary in limited circumstances...

29 Jul 2019

Gauteng wants blanket court interdict on land occupations
Gauteng wants blanket court interdict on land occupations

The Gauteng Department of Human Settlements is in the process of creating a policy to curb land occupations in the province, according to MEC Lebogang Maile. This was part of its strategy to lessen overcrowding in Alexandra and other townships...

By Zoë Postman 25 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

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#SONA2019: Accelerated rural, urban land reform key to growth

President Cyril Ramaphosa says accelerated land reform in rural and urban areas and a clear property rights regime is required to ensure faster economic growth...

21 Jun 2019

Minister promises to finalise District Six restitution plan in August
Minister promises to finalise District Six restitution plan in August

The minister of rural development and land reform has promised, once again, to deliver a finalised District Six redevelopment plan in three months...

By Kristine Liao 20 May 2019

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Elections will come and go, but challenges in land reform will not

While land reform features prominently in manifestos of several political parties, not much detail is being provided on how individual parties plan to improve land reform and deal with the current challenges...

By Peter Setou 7 May 2019

Land reform panel finalising its report
Land reform panel finalising its report

The Expert Advisory Panel on Land Reform is currently finalising its report for consideration by the Inter-Ministerial Committee and the Presidency...

24 Apr 2019

Giba Communal Property Association signs partnership agreement with private investor
Giba Communal Property Association signs partnership agreement with private investor

Facilitated through Vumelana Advisory Funds' community-private partnership model, the Giba Communal Property Association (CPA) has signed off 127 hectares for two lease agreements with private investor W van R Schmidt...

4 Apr 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions: Take a bow, McDonald's

And the Onion goes to... Chicken Licken, for its bullying tactics towards a vegan eatery...

By Brendan Seery 19 Mar 2019

Parly adopts report on land expropriation
Parly adopts report on land expropriation

The Ad Hoc Committee - set up to amend Section 25 of the Constitution - has adopted a report on its work into a possible amendment to the Constitution in order for the State to expropriate land without compensation, in the public interest...

14 Mar 2019

Shahied Ajam, the chairperson of the District Six Working Committee, addressed dozens of claimants to land in the neighbourhood. Photo: Shamiel Benjamin
District Six claimaints frustrated after state fails to deliver plan

District Six claimants met on Sunday, 10 March, after the Department of Rural Affairs and Community Development failed to release a much-anticipated "holistic plan" for the restitution of the neighbourhood to its former owners...

By Sebastian Moronell 12 Mar 2019

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#BudgetSpeech2019: John Deere welcomes R3.7bn budget support for emerging SA farmers

John Deere has welcomed the R3.7bn to assist emerging black farmers in acquiring land and title deeds, which it believes will complement the proposed blended finance model and assist in building a more inclusive agricultural sector...

27 Feb 2019

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Advisory panel on land reform makes progress

The ten-member expert Advisory Panel on Land Reform has its hands full with a looming deadline to submit a policy perspective to the Presidency that will drive land reform in the country...

25 Feb 2019

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