Land Grab

There will be no land grabs, theft ― Ramaphosa

​The land will be returned to people within the confines of the law, said President Ramaphosa during a Good Friday sermon

Expropriation 101: A debt headache

Taking property away without compensation sparks questions over what to do about debt.

​ANC kicks off land debate amid divided views from leaders

Party leaders disagree on whether or not to explore land expropriation without compensation.

Letters to the editor: March 10 to 16 2017

Readers write in about SARS, land politics, and Eusebius McKaiser.

ANC plans ‘constitutional revolution’ on land

No longer Mr Nice Guy, the party also wants to put a freeze on foreigners buying land.

Surge in attempts to take land from white farmers in Zim

The Commercial Farmers' Union said there had been at least 20 "incidents" on white-owned properties in recent weeks, with some being asked to leave.

Namibia’s house prices spark land grab fears

Skyrocketing property prices have prompted demands for more affordable housing and threats of widespread land grabs.

EFF ‘perpetuating anarchy’ with call for land grabs

Tshwane's mayor has said the EFF is behind informal settlements on land earmarked by the city for developing housing for the poor.

AfriForum lays charges against Malema for land grab comments

Comments by EFF members concerning invading unoccupied land has garnered criticism, as well as a criminal charge.

Malema tells followers to stop naming land after him

EFF leader Julius Malema says he does not want to start a personality cult by having settlements named after him.

Numsa takes on state security over ‘rogue’ report

Irvin Jim says the "rogue" report accuses them of treason, which cannot be taken lightly, and they want the State Security Agency to investigate it.

Land grabs rattle Zim farmers

Recent threats of farm invasion in Zimbabwe are making both new and old farmers nervous, and have resulted in disruptions to farming activity.


eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs