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Card image 31 August 2021 Daily Maverick

Women, (neo-)colonial customary law, patriarchy, custodianship and the land debate

The government has been lethargic in enacting policies that enable some form of equitable land redistribution in South Africa, while attempts at policy have been met with little success.

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Card image 30 August 2021 SABCNews

Corruption is delaying land reform : Ngcukaitobi

Legal expert, advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi says corruption is what is delaying land reform in the country and not the Constitution.

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Card image 27 August 2021 The Citizen

Land ownership unequal, laments De Lille

De Lille was sharing a platform with experts in a webinar on the role of women in land reform.

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Card image 24 August 2021 Mail & Guardian

Applications for state-owned land in Gauteng open for qualified farmers

Some 135 hectares is available to lease as part of the agricultural department’s efforts to free up more land.

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Card image 07 June 2021 BusinessTech

Delay to South Africa’s land expropriation plan brings its own set of problems

South Africa continues to face uncertainty around the issue of land expropriation without compensation, with clarity around the issue now only expected towards the end of the year.

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Card image 16 May 2021 Daily Maverick

We need a new political economy of land reform, not farms without farmers and farmers without farms

Many were optimistic that the liberation struggle would lead to the nationalisation of land, but any radical intent was quelled with the adoption of a liberal Constitution in 1996, which entrenched property rights. The failure of existing land policies and land struggles are clearly illustrated by illegal land occupations, rising evictions, murders and violence on farms, and failed farm projects.

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Card image 07 May 2021 PoliticsWeb

Land reform: Call for debate of national importance

DA calls for debate of national importance on the failure of land reform in South Africa

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Card image 20 April 2021 BusinessDay

Failure to implement land reforms may point to policy design flaws

Give the beneficiaries of land redistribution real rights to the land they occupy and protect these rights in law

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Card image 12 April 2021 BusinessDay

Political rhetoric to speed up land reform is not matched by action

We cannot afford decline and regression in redistributing land, yet this seems to be where we are heading

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Card image 09 April 2021 BusinessTech

South Africa to set up new land court – which will allow ‘hearsay’ evidence on land claims

A draft copy of the new Land Court Bill has been published, detailing the government’s plans to establish a specialist Land Court as well as a Land Court of Appeal.

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No restitution for the weary: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-09-21-no-restitution-for-the-weary-blaming-the-victim-is-an-easy-way-out-for-failure-to-deliver-the-promised-land/

BFAP reports low level of market concentration in SA agriculture. The bureau established that the level of market concentration in agriculture was 12%, making it, with financial services (also 12%), the least concentrated economic sector of all. https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/research-group-reports-low-level-of-market-concentration-in-sa-agriculture-2021-09-21

WATCH | City of Cape Town evicts homeless in District Six during massive operation https://www.news24.com/news24/southafrica/news/watch-city-of-cape-town-evicts-homeless-in-district-six-during-massive-operation-20210920 via @news24

Committee for the homeless opens case against City following evictions near CPUT https://www.iol.co.za/capeargus/news/committee-for-the-homeless-opens-case-against-city-following-evictions-near-cput-b95aca8c-55ca-494b-af1a-65257b72a3ac

BUSINESS MAVERICK: South Africa’s ‘dangerous’ land policy under scrutiny in Fraser Institute report https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-09-20-south-africas-dangerous-land-policy-under-scrutiny-in-fraser-institute-report/

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