Tag: Land Claims

RWAR on Morning Live’s Discussion on Land

On 16 March 2015, Dr Aninka Claassens of the Rural Women’s Action Research Programme, ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe, CEO of AgriSA Hans Van der Merwe and Dr Mandla Buthelezi of African Farmer Association of South Africa were Morning Live’s to discuss the issue of land reform in South Africa. Below are the links to the videos, in four parts: …

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Government cocks a snook at the courts over labour tenants

South Africans disagree sharply about who should own the land. They disagree too about who should be the country’s future farmers and food providers. But few South Africans would disagree that our future as a peaceful, if not prosperous, country depends on respect for the judiciary and the Courts. And yet the sorry case of …

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A struggle in vain: a labour tenant’s story

His name means Struggle, and despite turning 101 in January, Zabalaza Mshengu is still struggling to get government to process his legal claim to the land where he hopes to live out the time he has left. From his derelict home on a commercial farm near Ashburton KwaZulu Natal, Mshengu points across the N3, shaking …

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Nothing in Nene’s budget for land restitution rush

There was nothing in Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s first three-year budget programme for South Africa’s ambitious land restitution programme reopened earlier this year. Officials have estimated that the reopening of the land restitution claims window until June 2019 will cost the government between R129-billion and R179-billion over 15 years. But Nene made no new allocation to …

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Land claims could blow up in Zuma’s face*

Several traditional leaders recently announced their intention to lodge restitution claims to vast and overlapping swaths of land. They include the Zulu king, leaders of the Hlubi, Rharhabe and Thembu, and President Jacob Zuma’s nephew Simphiwe Zuma, on behalf of the KwaNxamalala clan. King Goodwill Zwelithini has announced that his claim goes back to 1838 …

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