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Card image 15 January 2020 City Press

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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Card image 07 January 2020 Business Insider

Government plans a new website where farmers can donate land

A new draft policy envisions that all property allocations be managed by a panel of experts.

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Card image 07 January 2020 EWN

Farmers could soon donate land through online system

A new draft policy for the allocation of land could see farmers donate land through an online system.

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Card image 08 December 2019 Times Live

Namibia vows to change ‘status-quo’ of white-farm ownership

Vibrant rows of neatly lined plants grow on a patch once trampled by the cattle of a large commercial farm run by a family of German descent in Namibia.

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Card image 19 November 2019 PoliticsWeb

Govt in contempt of Court

Government in contempt of Court as it drags its feet in selling land to Limpopo farmer

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Card image 06 November 2019 PMG

Constitutional Dialogue on Land Ownership

A meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee to Initiate and Introduce Legislation amending Section 25 of Constitution committee held on 06 November 2019, lead by Dr M Motshekga (ANC)

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Card image 14 October 2019 Biznews

Land ownership not a prerequisite to build a good business

Professional property valuer Peter Meakin argues that lessees of land don't need to own land to build a successful business.

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Card image 09 October 2019 Sowetanlive

Thoko Didiza sorry for farmer’s 17-year wait to get land

Minister Thoko Didiza has, on behalf of government, issued an apology to Limpopo farmer David Rakgase who struggled for more than 17 years to buy leased land from the state.

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Card image 29 September 2019 BusinessDay

Land rent can benefit all South Africans

Land cannot be distributed equally physically, so the locational advantage should be collected instead

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Card image 30 September 2019 Politicsweb

Govt to appeal verdict compelling State to sell land to farmer

DA opposes ANC Government’s attempts to appeal verdict compelling State to sell land to Limpopo farmer

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