08 Nov 2017
by Mike Coleman

Who owns the land? Half an answer from AgrisSA land audit

Farmers’ interest group AgriSA last week released its own land audit. This filled in a major blank in the land reform and policy field: How many black emerging farmers have bought farms outside government’s land reform programme? We now have […]

05 Oct 2017
by Constance Mogale

Why red lights are flashing over consultation on communal land bills

Making their way through the legislative process are nine bills of seminal significance to people living on rural communal land. The Alliance for Rural Democracy appeals to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) in particular to uphold the constitutional rights […]

17 Jun 2014
by Brendan Boyle

Settlement of land claims slumps ahead of reopening of claims process

As the government prepares to give a second chance to people whose land was taken from them under colonial and apartheid rule, the office responsible for land restitution has reported to parliament that the settlement of claims had slowed to […]

13 May 2014
by Aninka Claassens

Haste over land rights bill not just in aid of buying votes*

AMONG the slew of “priority” laws hastily adopted at the final sitting of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) was the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill. This is an exact replay of what happened in 2004, when the contentious […]