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David Mabuza faces questions in Parliament

The economy has not been performing well in recent times despite promises by government to get it back on track.

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Card image 22 October 2020 The Citizen

Government’s ‘silence’ on FS, NC fires failing farmers ‘once again’, says union

The portfolio committee on agriculture, land reform and rural development on Tuesday called on minister Thoko Didiza to declare the areas ravaged by the fires disaster areas.

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Land occupiers tear down ‘unoccupied’ shacks in overcrowded informal settlement

Noma Sozwe spent most of Sunday rebuilding her daughters' two shacks after the structures were demolished by a group of people who wanted to occupy the space in Gunguluza, Uitenhage, in the Eastern Cape.

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South Africa moves to soothe investor fears over land grabs

As South Africa revises its legal framework to make it easier to take property without paying for it, the nation’s land minister has given assurances that the contentious process won’t degenerate into a free-for-all.

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Finance probe into the Ingonyama Trust Board goes ahead

The threat of legal action from ITB chairperson Jerome Ngwenya fails to halt forensic audit ordered by the land reform minister

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20 October 2020 Food for Mzansi

Hamba kahle , humble servant of the land

Mourners, including minister Thoko Didiza and leader farmers, said their last goodbyes to the late Afasa president Dr Vuyo Mahlati.

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SA wine industry in trouble after losing R400m weekly during alcohol ban

The wine industry is struggling to make up for its losses after nearly seven months of a nationwide lockdown.

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Card image 19 October 2020 Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

Exxaro continues its role in ensuring food security, nutrition in communities

JSE-listed miner Exxaro Resources’ executive head of sustainability Mongezi Vetti has reiterated the company’s commitment to transferring its rehabilitated land to communities toward establishing agri-economies. This follows after President Cyril Ramaphosa on October 5 spoke about government’s land reform process and government’s commitment to enhance agricultural output by bringing more black farmers into the mainstream of the economy.

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Card image 19 October 2020 East Coast Radio

Abahlali on evictions: ‘The state does not treat us like people’

Members of the shack dwellers movement, Abahlali BaseMjondolo have marched to Durban City Hall over forced evictions and corruption.

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Abahlali leads hundreds in march against corruption in Durban

“The thieves must be called to justice” says ABM deputy president

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Been both furious and broken for the last 18 hours.

Ma Ntshangase was an absolute force in person, overflowing with warmth, good humour, and a burning desire to hold the Tendele coal mine for its innumerable injustices to her and her Somkhele community.

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Fikile Ntshangase opposed a mine extension. Last night she was murdered http://www.groundup.org.za/article/mining-activist-murdered-kzn/ @CentreEnvRights @EnvironmentMinister

Runaway fires burning since Sunday have destroyed embattled farming areas in Hertzogville, Hoopstad, Bulfontein and Dealesville in the Free State, and in the Frances Baard District near Warrenton in the Northern Cape.
https://citizen.co.za/multimedia/2373889/video-governments-silence-on-fs-nc-fires-failing-farmers-once-again-says-union/#.X5LAQTCP3J0.twitter via @TheCitizen_News

Land occupiers tear down ‘unoccupied’ shacks in overcrowded informal settlement “We have all invaded this land and no one has the right to destroy another invader’s shack,” https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2020-10-19-land-occupiers-tear-down-unoccupied-shacks-in-overcrowded-informal-settlement/ via @TimesLIVE

The government has been engaging with investors to clarify why land reform is needed, emphasized that there won’t be wholesale gazetting of land for seizure and designated the courts to be the final arbiters in any disputes, https://businesstech.co.za/news/government/442208/south-africa-moves-to-soothe-investor-fears-over-land-grabs/ via @businesstechSA

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