It is this generation’s obligation to find a new path that will ensure the injustices of the past are undone
Bulelwa Mabasa tells the story of how her love for land reform and justice is tied to her family and upbringing
The renowned French economist noted that the country has made little progress towards closing the inequality gap, despite efforts to redistribute income
Smelter operations have been reduced and night haulage halted over security concerns
At its core, the social compact approach calls for increased co-operation and trust between business, labour, community and the government for the betterment of South Africa
How much more time does the ANC have before losing the country? It’s the question of the next decade, or for the next two years, as the 2024 general election looms.
Despite our dalliances with the “end of the world” narratives, we are still here.
When the ANC introduced the Amendment Bill, it must have been apparent it would lose, having failed to secure an agreement with any other party beforehand
While the government fails to adhere to its own deadlines, the clock is ticking for a group of Black people who were evicted from their land in the decade before apartheid ended
In this second feature on land restitution in Stutterheim, a farmer allocated land by the government loses it to a member of a prominent ANC family
Unlocking the full growth potential over the long run will require policy interventions in agriculture and cross-cutting government departments
They want to be compensated for shattered dreams, material losses, cattle impounded and never returned, goats killed, homes burnt to ashes, and their dignity stripped when they were forcibly removed
Some 135 hectares is available to lease as part of the agricultural department’s efforts to free up more land.
Things can happen much quicker if the arteries of land reform are unblocked
‘This would be a very serious disincentive to investment,’ says Thabo Mbeki in a document arguing that the ANC should not proceed with the Constitutional amendment of section 25
The land reform minister bans Ingonyama Trust chair from taking court ruling on appeal
In the second of a three-part series on South Africa’s land question, Tembeka Ngcukaitobi says the constitution is clear: land seized under colonial states must be returned. But there is only policy confusion and elite possession
In a three-part series on South Africa’s land question, Tembeka Ngcukaitobi takes a look at the colonial conquests that drove us here
The department does not even have a list of registered pesticides, a damning report finds
The department of agriculture has received a plethora of online applications after it released about 500 000 hectares of land last month
Land ownership and its equitable distribution has floundered. Changes to a section of the constitution and the expropriation act are now before parliament, but do they offer any solution?
The agricultural sector has grown this year, but an absence of collateral is preventing black farmers from making a go of their business
On the back of the announcement that the government would allocate more land to be leased by emerging farmers, President Cyril Ramaphosa says that beneficiaries will also be trained in financial management and enterprise development
Land reform minister announces an intensified programme to allocate arable land to emerging farmers
The City of Cape Town tacitly condones it when wealthy landowners behave illegally, something that is not the case if you’re poor
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
The majority of previously dispossessed people choose money over property, while land reform has become the preserve of the affluent. Is there another way to think about land reform?
When South Africa eventually emerges from the fog of the Covid-19 crisis, will policy makers be ready to grasp the nettle of farm scale, and promote the large-scale redistribution of land to small-scale producers?
Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, the situation in Zimbabwe could not have been much worse
We should look to the Philippines, where barangays, or neighbourhood governments, help to empower communities
While the ANC in Parliament found itself defending the presence of FW de Klerk at the State of the Nation address last week, the government was also — in court this time — defending an apartheid-era law
Adelaide Tantsi Dube’s poem was published in 1913, the year Africans were stripped of their land