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Bantustan Act threatens hard-won property rights for rural dwellers

Once again, traditional leadership in South Africa is being tested as the proposed legislation seeks to perpetuate rural dwellers’ insecurity of land rights.

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Dire prediction for SA beef exports after foot-and-mouth outbreak

First reported in 2019, the disease remains a big problem in SA with a ban of exports of animal products set to hit farmers as drought conditions worsen

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AGDA to launch at 2020 Africa Agri Tech Conference

The Agriculture Development Agency will be launching at this year's Africa Agri Tech Conference and Expo. The launch will serve as the opening event of the conference and will cover topics ranging from the local and international agricultural economy...

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Committee reminds public to have their say on land expropriation Bill

South Africans have until the end of the month to have their say, despite Agri SA unsuccessfully requesting and extension, and the EFF saying the Bill was released without 'adequate publicity'.

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Department investigates illegal farm deductions

There is renewed hope for Mpumalanga farmworkers who have been subjected to illegal deductions on their wages after department of labour paid their employer a visit last week.

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Application to lift ban on livestock auctions goes to court

The ban was implemented by the department of agriculture, land reform and rural development last year after FMD was detected in Limpopo.

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Parliament under pressure to extend comment period for land expropriation bill

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Land expropriation: Deadline for written submissions on constitutional amendment looms

The deadline is fast approaching for written submissions on the draft bill to amend Section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation.

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Foot-and-mouth disease confirmed in 15 locations in Limpopo since start of outbreak

The total number of locations that tested positive for foot and mouth disease since an outbreak was confirmed in Limpopo ...

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Farmers still struggle due to ban on cattle auctions

Two separate groups of farmers, cooperatives and auctioneers are asking a judge to lift the ban, but the matters were postponed to be heard together.

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Perspectives on the Traditional and Khoisan Leadership Act: A (giant) step backwards for human rights in SA https://www.newframe.com/a-step-backwards-for-human-rights-in-sa/

There is a need to balance the manner in which land is acquired and used. The debate on #landexpropriation without compensation has somewhat reduced the land reform question to one of acquisition.

SA - The land bill is a curate’s egg and, right now, it’s a bit scrambled - by Simon Hull https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-01-16-the-land-bill-is-a-curates-egg-and-right-now-its-a-bit-scrambled/

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