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Land governance and administration

Card image 20 May 2020 Daily Maverick

Land, rurality and data systems during Covid-19: Co-ordinating a continental response

Covid-19 has heightened the vulnerability of the powerless, who are now exposed to the whims of governments who have at their disposal absolute power as a result of the state of emergency and ‘the undemocratic nature of disasters’.

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12 May 2020 Food for Mzansi

Property transfers unlocked as deeds offices reopen

Property transfers that were in limbo since the start of the covid-19 lockdown will be unfrozen from tomorrow, with deeds offices opening nationally and with some services rendered exclusively online. The chief registrar of deeds has also announced that no interest will be charged on deeds...

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Card image 12 May 2020 Mail & Guardian

Court orders that Ingonyama Trust Board staff be paid their salaries

Embattled KwaZulu-Natal land trust loses in court, after ceasing paying salaries to some workers in March

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Card image 11 May 2020 IOL

NW community surrenders restituted land to state due to relentless infighting

Relentless infighting by executives has caused Barolong boo Modiboa to surrender control of 16 956 hectares of land restituted at a cost of R155m to the government.

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Card image 09 April 2020 Daily Maverick

Sizani Ngubane: A champion for rural women’s rights

On video, the founder of the Rural Women’s Movement, Sizani Ngubane, talks about her passion for human rights with a twinkle in her eye. Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, this Maverick Citizen interview takes place virtually. Her voice is comforting. Which is probably not how KwaZulu-Natal traditional leaders would describe her as she has been a thorn in their side for the better part of her life.

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Card image 04 March 2020 Farmer's Weekly

Farm and traditional land dwellers’ rights must be protected

Any amendments to Section 25 of South Africa’s Constitution needed to prioritise the protection of the land rights of farm dwellers and those living on traditional authority lands.

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Card image 25 February 2020 IOL

Thousands of hectares of state land to be returned to dispossessed families

Public Works and Infrastructure Department Minister Patricia de Lille has announced the release of hundreds of land parcels to South Africans across various provinces.

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Card image 23 February 2020 News 24

Govt releases hundreds of parcels of land for human settlement development

The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure has released hundreds of parcels of land as part of the government's commitment to land reform, redistribution and restitution.

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Card image 19 February 2020 SA News

100 land parcels released for restitution, agricultural use

This form is for the KB:L data capturers

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Card image 31 January 2020 Mail & Guardian

Editorial: Trust government to put politics first

Once again, political expediency has trumped principled action

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Inflationary pressures and droughts affecting livestock farmers in Midlands @ZiLAN2015

(JUST IN) The National Assembly's Programme Committee resolves to suspend the process to amend section 25 of the constitution to give effect to land expropriation without compensation pending certainty on #Covid_19SA regulations that can allow public participation. #sabcnews

There have been billions disbursed to assist with the tough times #COVID19 has exacerbated in SA. Where have they gone? There has been corruption reported on the dissemination of food parcels and selling of essential worker/travel permits.

This is a matter of transparency.

Dr Thula Sizwe Dlamini and Watson Vuyo Matsa are co-founders of eSusFarm Africa. eSusFarm® is an agri-fintech that specialises in tracking and providing advanced agricultural statistical data to smallholder farmers and the entire agri-value chain.

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