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Card image 21 July 2019 The conversation

Young South Africans want to farm. But the system isn’t ready for them

The Conversation – Persistent unemployment has become synonymous with the youth experience across South Africa. Youth unemployment rates are almost four times higher than the regional average – 62% of South Africans between 15 and 35 years are unemployed and of these 60% have never been employed. Add to this the fact that even those …

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Card image 21 July 2019 Daily Maverick

Joburg South land grabs: ‘We will go to war,’ say residents

Rising racial tensions and an allegation of syndicates backed by government officials marked this past weekend’s ongoing illegal land invasions in the south of Johannesburg.

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Card image 21 July 2019 EWN

Gauteng govt to approach courts to block land invaders

Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Lebogang Maile has promised residents that the government is working on a solution to assist both parties.

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Card image 20 July 2019 News 24

Lenasia residents, alleged land invaders face off

Police have resorted to firing rubber bullets to disperse alleged land invaders in Lenasia, South of Johannesburg, while other residents marched to call for an end to land grabs in the area.

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Card image 19 July 2019 Times Live

66ha of sugar cane burnt in second arson attack on disputed KZN farm

About 66ha of sugar cane were set alight in a suspected arson attack - the second in two weeks - in Mthwalume on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast this week.

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Card image 19 July 2019 GroundUp

The land is “unsuitable for habitation” says municipality, but thousands live on it

Sikiti informal settlement in Butterworth, Eastern Cape, was established over 20 years ago

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Card image 19 July 2019 IOL

Land invaders go on rampage in Bonela

Land invaders have threatened to burn the homes of Bonela residents in Cato Manor if the eThekwini Land Invasion Units(LIU) ...

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Card image 19 July 2019 News 24

We’re going nowhere – Ennerdale, Lenasia South land occupiers

People occupying land in the Lakeview informal settlement in Ennerdale have vowed not to move.

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Card image 19 July 2019 News 24

Lenasia South, Ennerdale residents protest over land occupations

Fed-up residents have blocked roads leading into parts of Ennerdale, Zakarriyya Park and Lenasia South in Johannesburg while protesting against the occupation of land in the area.

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Card image 19 July 2019 IOL

Reclaim the City hits at ‘empty housing promises’

“It has been two years since the City promised to develop these parcels of land, but little has been done since,” Reclaim the City said.

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