Rural Development

Land reform captured by the elite

According to a new report, the poor remain on the sidelines of farm redistribution

Until poor rural people can eat, wildlife will decline

A working relationship between them must be established if conservation is to succeed

Moving from a social licence to a social investment to operate

This will require embracing new ways of understanding value

The ideal partner in multiple use water services

A public-private partnership working together with the water users themselves can deliver 'green growth'

Land is the gold required for economic transformation

'The people of the province must put their shoulders to the wheel'

ANC talks tough on land, wealth tax and minimum wage

The ANC has identified sections of the economy where it will instruct the government to intervene.

Ingonyama Trust: it could be 20 years before KZN residents get title deeds

King Goodwill Zwelithini's decision to hand over traditional land to residents of the former KwaZulu is only the start, the trust has warned.

Plans to impose limits on sizes of farms

The ANC intends to speed up its land redistribution programme ahead of local government elections, sparking fears from economists and farming groups.

How SA can spread renewable energy to low-income areas

South Africa has been slow to adopt renewable energy sources, but there is one option which has proved successful elsewhere and could be adopted.

Comment: Too much stick, not enough carrot

The state’s proposed certificate of need will not address inequities in rural healthcare.

Khaya Dlanga: The villages are possessed by hopelessness

A trip to the Transkei for a funeral turns into a time of reflection on the violence and futility in today's villages for Khaya Dlanga.

Wise ways to use wetlands

Wise Use of Wetlands Project by the Association for Water & Rural Development is the winner of the Biodiversity Stewardship Award.

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Tshwane water woes in court again

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

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

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

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it