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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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Government identifies land for redistribution

As part of accelerating land reform, government has identified land parcels owned by the state for redistribution, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday, 7 February...

11 Feb 2019

Why anyone in the property game should be watching #SONA2019
Why anyone in the property game should be watching #SONA2019

A successful property market relies heavily on a strengthened economy for investment. Investors need to believe that their money will be secure and protected...

By John Jack 7 Feb 2019

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Agri EC president urges Eastern Cape farmers to remain resilient

Agri Eastern Cape president Doug Stern has called on the province's farmers to stay on their land despite facing the triple financial threat of unrelenting drought, raging veld fires and land expropriation without compensation...

30 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Outlook for the 2019 property market
#BizTrends2019: Outlook for the 2019 property market

There are many people stating that the worst is over and that things will start improving soon...

By Paul Stevens 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends 2019: Land reform - the year that was, as we look ahead to 2019
#BizTrends 2019: Land reform - the year that was, as we look ahead to 2019

Throughout 2018, the conversation on land reform became a national talking point, even making it to Google's most popular word of the year...

By Peter Setou 7 Jan 2019

The big influences set to impact the property market in 2019
The big influences set to impact the property market in 2019

The factors that influence the performance of the property market are as numerous as there are fluctuations in the exchange rate...

By Bruce Swain 24 Dec 2018

Parliament sets up ad hoc committee to draft land expropriation bill
Parliament sets up ad hoc committee to draft land expropriation bill

The National Assembly has decided to adopt a proposal that will see Parliament setting up an ad hoc committee to lead a process of drafting a bill that will allow for Section 25 of the Constitution to be amended...

7 Dec 2018

National Assembly gives land expropriation report green light
National Assembly gives land expropriation report green light

After a debate that lasted for over 70 minutes, a majority of the Members of Parliament in the National Assembly have voted in favour of the adoption of a report of the Constitutional Review Committee on the review of Section 25 of the Constitution...

5 Dec 2018

Land reform an economic necessity, says Ramaphosa
Land reform an economic necessity, says Ramaphosa

Land reform is not only about correcting a grave historical injustice, it is an absolute economic necessity, says President Cyril Ramaphosa...

5 Nov 2018

Government looks to expedite implementation of land reform, restitution
Government looks to expedite implementation of land reform, restitution

Government is intensifying the implementation of land reform and restitution programmes so that South Africans can leverage land...

15 Oct 2018

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Improved housing key element of land reform

President Cyril Ramaphosa says one of the targets of the land reform programme is to identify well-located areas for social housing in urban areas...

4 Oct 2018

Turning around the failure of South Africa's land reform projects
Turning around the failure of South Africa's land reform projects

Cyril Nhlanhla Mbatha of Unisa SBL outlines some key production and marketing strategies to be considered for emerging black smallholders...

By Cyril Nhlanhla Mbatha 1 Oct 2018

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Recession? What recession? Now let's talk land reform

Economist, Dr Roelof Botha is quite adamant that South Africa is not in a recession despite what Stats SA said...

By Nicci Botha 10 Sep 2018

Land reform panic unnecessary, Seeff welcomes clarity and support
Land reform panic unnecessary, Seeff welcomes clarity and support

There is no doubt that there is great concern about land reform amongst ordinary South Africans and especially property owners and buyers. At the same time, there is a huge amount of noise in the media and public discourse around this, often sending mixed messages...

By Stuart Manning 4 Sep 2018

Government meets on land reform
Government meets on land reform

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Land Reform on Friday resolved that the approach to land reform must be based on three elements namely, increased security of tenure, land restitution and land redistribution...

6 Aug 2018

Programmes in place to return land to tenants, farm dwellers
Programmes in place to return land to tenants, farm dwellers

Deputy President David Mabuza says government is implementing programmes aimed at returning land to labour tenants and farm dwellers...

22 Jun 2018

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Why the Fish River Sun land claim case took 20 years

On 10 April 2018, the Land Claims Court delivered judgment in a case involving three competing land claims...

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti 24 Apr 2018

No need to panic over land expropriation without compensation
No need to panic over land expropriation without compensation

Land expropriation has been the cause of much confusion and panic in the market, with many choosing to sensationalise the issue instead of looking at it objectively...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 20 Apr 2018

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No need to panic over land expropriation without compensation

The process is still a long way off from being proclaimed into law...

By Stuart Manning 19 Apr 2018

Land restitution in SA could take 700 years
Land restitution in SA could take 700 years

It would take more than 700 years to complete the land restitution process if claims were reopened and processed at the current pace...

By Tamar Kahn 15 Mar 2018

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South Africa's land debate is clouded by misrepresentation and lack of data

There is only the haziest of understandings of how well or how badly land reform is doing, and why. The woeful record keeping of national and local government departments is partly to blame. But they are not the sole culprits...

By Ben Cousins 12 Mar 2018

Land expropriation without compensation cannot be justifiable: A series of challenges
Land expropriation without compensation cannot be justifiable: A series of challenges

Based on his research studies, Professor Cyril Mbatha of the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership weighs in on the land reform debate...

By Professor Cyril Mbatha 1 Mar 2018

Kokame CPA together with the Vumelana Advisory Fund and Croftland Business Development
Forming community private partnerships for productive land reform

Vumelana has signed an agreement with the Kokame Communal Property Association to support the community in identifying potential investors to work with them to make their land productive...

23 Feb 2018

Do residential homeowners need to be concerned about land expropriation?
Do residential homeowners need to be concerned about land expropriation?

Some South Africans are concerned that expropriation without compensation is a threat to residential property, but are these concerns valid?...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 22 Feb 2018

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