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Two legislative changes are required to allow a court to decide how much will be paid for expropriated land.Expropriation read more
Have your say: The Draft Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill has been published by the Ad Hoc Committee to Initiate and Introduce Legislation Amending Section 25 of the Constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation. The committee has called for comments on the bill by the end of January 2020.Expropriation read more
Any desperate farmer on his or her knees will gratefully accept any assistance from the government, but the assistance being rolled out to the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform is far too little, far too late, says Agri-Eastern Cape.Rural development read more
The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development says it has had no negotiations with the country’s banks about being compensated for any loans against a property that is expropriated.Expropriation read more
Revelations that nearly 250 animals had died at the Eastern Cape government’s six experimental farming facilities have raised serious concerns around care and possible neglect at these facilities.Rural development read more
Landlord pushed up rent by 37%Urban land read more
Premier Zamani Saul announced that 80% of the Northern Cape was affected by drought, while 60% was declared severe drought areas.Rural development read more
South African stonefruit industry continues to combat prolonged drought, although optimism is high over future volumesRural development read more
Dr Sifiso Ntombela, a trade economist at the National Agricultural Marketing Council, writes that as technological advances are being achieved at an ever-faster rate, countries that fail to invest sufficient resources in research and development risk falling behind and becoming uncompetitive.Rural development read more
The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (AMIE) has welcomed the introduction of a new poultry sector masterplan which was devised by the DTI, brokered by Trade and Industry Minister, Ebrahim Patel and Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza. The masterplan process included AMIE, the South African Poultry Association (SAPA), several government …Rural development read more
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