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Illegal land sales head to court

Two state departments have done nothing about the sale of people’s land in Umnini by an inkosi –and R2.5-million has still not been accounted for

ANC family tries to run black farmers off their land

The politically connected Nelani family is suspected of thwarting a couple’s decade-long attempt to formalise the lease for the state-owned land they have farmed productively for 31 years

Didiza intervenes in ‘paralysed’ Ingonyama Trust Board

Labour disputes and withheld funding for noncompliance have rocked the board, which is supposed to administer about three million hectares on behalf of King Goodwill Zwelithini

Covid-19 regulations cause confusion for sheep shipment

Confusion about who should check a vessel meant to pick up 60 000 sheep has exposed fissures in the Covid-19 regulations

Africa must act on pesticide ‘double standards’

Humanity has long recognised the essential role of pollinating bees and insects in sustaining life and health, so much so that...

Combatting fisheries organised crime

It should be addressed under the Prevention of Organised Crime Act, with severe penalties of 25 years to life

Gauteng audit follow-up heightens ANC split

​More than 300 forensic audits have been handed over to the SIU with a view to recover hundreds of millions of rands lost to the government

Case closed: The #listeria outbreak was caused by Enterprise polony

The health department will tell you what you should be binning and how to do it safely without causing another public health nightmare.

Keep an open mind on the land debate: Maria Ramos

The land debate has to be approached calmly and responsibly says Barclays Africa Group chief executive Maria Ramos.

Land value calculation is flawed

New methods of valuing agricultural land may inadvertently harm reform

New app for small-scale fishing industry

The new app - known as Abalobi - signals a lifeline for fisherfolk who were marginalised and never had legal rights to fish marine resources.

Fishing-rights stink clings to top official Stevens

The fisheries department’s director of stakeholder relations, Desmond Stevens, is an elusive man.

Fishing-rights stink clings to top official Stevens

Industry players question why senior fisheries official Desmond Stevens remains in his post after an allocation disaster.

Ocean View fishers drowned out by policy

The Ocean View fishers say they’re being forced into poverty by the government’s “flawed and corrupt” fishing permit processes.

SA to export maize to China

Talks between the South African and Chinese governments have concluded and the plan awaits political signing before first exports to China can begin.

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