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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.

Unlocking answers starts with listening

Better research enables more benefits for communities

Rural healthcare is crying out for a good plan and a real budget

Financial mismanagement, weak leadership and understaffed facilities are not unique to the Eastern Cape.

Land redistribution proposals to be implemented

Proposals for the redistribution of land found in the government's land reform green paper would come into effect as early as March next year.

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Traditional healers need new spaces

Proper facilities supported by well-researched cultural principles will go a long way to improving the image and perception of the practice of traditional medicine

Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

Press Releases

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention

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Introducing Sabinet Judgments

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The Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support Research and Publication Interventions

The project places emphasis on rolling out a standardised package of occupational health services and mining safety standards across four countries