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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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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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Late land reform, women’s rights champion Dr Vuyo Mahlati an indelible spirit – mourners

She died last week aged 55 and was involved in myriad causes

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Card image 14 October 2020 Daily Maverick

Land reform: We should think small to grow big

Government can set up thousands of farmers in very little time by capping transferred farmland to plots of 10ha-20ha and giving a cash grant for the building farmhouses and buying inputs and implements. With 700,000ha, you can set up 35,000 new farmers if each one gets 20ha, or 70,000 if each gets 10ha.

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Card image 13 October 2020 News 24

Condolences pour in for ex-chairperson of president’s land panel

Many have expressed shock at the death of African Farmers' Association of South Africa president Dr Vuyo Mahlati.

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13 October 2020 Food for Mzansi

AFASA confirms death of its president, Dr Vuyo Mahlati

BREAKING: Food For Mzansi can confirm that AFASA president and farmer Dr Vuyo Mahlati has died. Mahlati served on pres. Cyril Ramaphosa's land reform panel.

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Card image 09 October 2020 Daily Maverick

The promised land? Lack of access to finance hinders farmers

The agricultural sector has grown this year, but an absence of collateral is preventing black farmers from making a go of their business

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Card image 09 October 2020 Mail & Guardian

Ramaphosa reiterates support for emerging farmers

On the back of the announcement that the government would allocate more land to be leased by emerging farmers, President Cyril Ramaphosa says that beneficiaries will also be trained in financial management and enterprise development

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Card image 09 October 2020 Daily Maverick

Successful land reform requires landowners, not tenants of the state

The Democratic Alliance has consistently called on government to release unused or underused state land for land reform. However, a key word in land reform is ‘own’. Land reform will only be successful if it changes patterns of land ownership.

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Card image 05 October 2020 SANews

SA must address unjust land ownership patterns

Transforming patterns of agricultural land ownership is vital not just to address the historical injustices of the past, but to safeguard the nation’s food security, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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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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