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Women are entitled to own land

Too many laws and customs in too many African countries still treat women as minors

It’s just not cricket

Near Makhanda in the Eastern Cape in the village of Salem is a cricket pitch that is said to be the oldest in the country. Watered by blood and trauma, rolled with frontier nostalgia and contemporary paranoia, how does it play?

Mogoeng on Israel: Bad faith and ‘impunified disregard’ for international law?

The chief justice needs to publicly account for his comments, by either walking them back or explaining his change of heart on international law and its institutions

Ingonyama Trust strips women of land

A rule by King Goodwill Zwelithini’s trust board — that only men can sign leases — is being challenged in the high court

Malema: Farming must continue ‘uninterrupted’, but ‘idle’ land must be redistributed

Malema also emphasised that there was no turning back on their call for the state to own all the land in the country

Drones are taking to the skies above Africa to map land ownership

Creating a reliable, up to date land register is important for African countries. Drones can help collect and record the necessary data

Ramaphosa proposes a new plan of action for South Africa

​Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says that there must be an uncompromising rejection of corruption, patronage, cronyism and wastage

Slice of life: The land is ours – let’s work it

There is a lot of red tape when applying for a piece of farmland but I don’t think there is anything really stopping us from getting in there

Rent or buy: The debate rages on

Financially it might make sense not to buy a home, unless you live there for many years

One way to solve the land deadlock

The willing buyer, willing seller model is not working – but there is an alternative

The battle cry for land is spreading

The ANC, having struggled to rectify the theft of land, finds that it is firmly on the people’s agenda.

​Land and patriarchy take centre stage in Kani and Mda’s recent collaborative play

The director-writer duo of John Kani and Zakes Mda taps into a relevant South Africa topic, but could do more to deepen the conversation.

Foreign land Bill a ‘setback’ for economy

Economists say the government's moves to bar noncitizens from buying agricultural property in South Africa are short-sighted.

A call to rethink the dearth of women landowners in Africa

Displacement, climate change and entrenched abuse block the support women need to enter the agriculture sector, and to be able own land.

Do 40 000 whites own 80% of South Africa?

Land ownership in SA remains heavily skewed across racial lines 20 years after apartheid. But is 80% of it in the hands of 40 000 white families?

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