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Land Reform and Agriculture: What To Expect In The Next 5...

By Lelethu Mgedezi in response to an original article at News24After the 2019 national election, there has been much...

“Expropriation Without Compensation Just One of the Tools for Land Reform”...

By Lelethu Mgedezi in response to an original article at News24“Expropriation without compensation” has been in political...

Farm Occupiers and Labour Tenants are Forgotten Citizens in South Africa

Farm occupiers and/or labour tenants, and particularly those represented by the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) in this case, do not have access to sufficient water, basic sanitation, refuse collection and a clean environment in general.

Department’s Failure to Process Labour Tenant Claims Finally Reaches the Constitutional...

On 23 May 2019, the Constitutional Court heard argument on the appointment of a special master to oversee labour tenant claims.

Apartheid-style Forced Removals Should Have No Place in a Constitutional Democracy

The forced removals of black people from their homes, a strategy used by the apartheid government to enforce their racially-based land legislation, stripped people of their dignity as they witnessed their homes and possessions being demolished.

Who Owns the Land in South Africa’s Communal Areas?

The issue of land ownership and governance in communal areas continues to be hotly debated. The communities are occupying and using land in communal areas in terms of a coherent system of indigenous law.

Realising Women’s Land Rights Still An Uphill Battle

By Saadiyah Kadwa and Simone Gray in response to an original article at the Citizen.The issues of...

Insight Into the Land Question From The Perspective of Former-President Thabo...

Summary by Ona Xolo_In an interview with Mr Mbeki, he indicates that the ANC had no clear...

District Six Land Restitution A Complex Matter

By Sicelo Nxumalo in response to an original article by EWNThe District six statistics is but...

ConCourt Land Ownership Ruling A Victory for Women

The Upgrading Act was enacted during the Apartheid era and it was intended to enable black people to own property. It unfortunately also prohibited black women from owning property.

For Black South Africans, Land Seizure is a Question of Justice

Access to and ownership of land for black South Africans is intrinsically linked to justice. The President is intent on tabling an amendment of the Constitution to allow land seizure without compensation.

No Man’s Land: Informal Land Rights Holders and Traditional Authorities

In March 2018, Nomakhwezi Mthizana-Base was informed by the headwoman in her local area of Bhongweni, Phase 1, Mthatha that she must...

City to Buy, Expropriate Land for Housing

The eThekwini Municipality has outlined an ambitious plan to eradicate its 40-year housing backlog by purchasing more than 700 plots of land...

Land Owners Victory – The Witness

In a victory for landowners, the office of the valuer-general no longer has the final say with regards to the amount landowners...

Presidential Panel Member Rejects Final Report on South African Land Reform

The composition of the panel was problematic in that it included people from different backgrounds. It was not going to be easy...

Something To Ponder

Marikana – We Must Not Forget16th August 2012, 34 miners lost their lives during a strike that was meant to pressurise for better wages from their...

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