Stay on top of the rich stream of news and views about rural and urban land issues. Our content curation team are working to sort and sift through news and opinion pieces to bring you the most relevant and up to date articles.

Land policy


Card image 16 January 2023 The Conversation

Land is a heated issue in South Africa – the print media are presenting only one side of the story

Skewed reportage on the land debate contributes to entrenching the injustices of colonialism and apartheid.

Land policy read more
Card image 20 December 2022 Mail & Guardian

‘My Land Obsession’ is a call for social justice

Bulelwa Mabasa tells the story of how her love for land reform and justice is tied to her family and upbringing

Land policy read more
Card image 19 December 2022 BusinessDay

Cyril Ramaphosa’s ANC speech misses crucial issue in land reform

Ramaphosa did not mention tenure security, yet for most of his first five years in office, it was the heartland of disputes between traditional authorities, communities and the state

Land policy read more
Card image 07 December 2022 Daily Maverick

Rise Mzansi – amid political turmoil a new movement is being born

Without fanfare or making exaggerated promises it can’t guarantee, Rise Mzansi, a new political movement, is taking shape after months of conversations between activists led by the Rivonia Circle.

Land policy read more
Card image 26 November 2022 Times Live

Land reform in South Africa: 5 myths about farming debunked

South Africa’s land reform policy remains highly contested. But, in our view, a number of persistent myths about farmland statistics and the structure of commercial agriculture skew debates.

Land policy read more
Card image 17 October 2022 The conversation

Land reform in South Africa is failing. Ignoring the realities of rural life plays a part

South Africa’s land reform programme is designed for a socio-economic context that doesn’t exist.

Land policy read more
Card image 09 September 2022 BizNews

Land reform still divides the nation

The land reform debate in South Africa has always been not only controversial but also contentious. The FW de Klerk Foundation weighs in.

Land policy read more
15 August 2022 IOL

Why the dream for the return of the land has yet to be realised – Ngcukaitobi

Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi said more than 27 years after the creation of the new dispensation in South Africa, the dream for the return of the land has yet to be realised. Instead, it has become a shattered dream.

Land policy read more
Card image 16 May 2022 The Conversation

Land reform in South Africa: what the real debate should be about

Land reform had not been held back by the constitution but by capacity constraints and a lack of political will.

Land policy read more
Card image 15 May 2022 Sunday Independent

R17.3bn agriculture, land reform budget must also benefit people in rural areas

Monday, May 16, 2022

Land policy read more

Stay informed.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter - coming soon.

Contact Us


How to Maintain Mental Hygiene as an Open Source Researcher https://www.bellingcat.com/resources/2022/11/23/how-to-maintain-mental-hygiene-as-an-open-source-researcher/?fbclid=IwAR0k6pKfFvTOqkHxoeA4nj834mumUkG8uG5Ua4gHTW8-lasQFWXGgBcjkxs

Forcibly removed 60 years ago: Simon’s Town land claimants return https://www.groundup.org.za/article/forcibly-removed-60-years-ago-simons-town-land-claimants-return/

Botswana's Bushmen community has been the victim of forceful evictions and discriminatory harassment. https://www.fairplanet.org/story/the-forced-eviction-of-botswanas-indigenous-people/

Renewable energy worldwide is now cheaper per MWh than fossil fuels, especially in Africa given their favorable geographic situation. Much like the tobacco industry, when polluting and dangerous fossil fuels are pushed out of Europe & the US, they push their products on Africa.

Activist @BarigyeBob1 is yet to be released two days after being arrested for organising a debate on the environmental, human rights and economic impact of the controversial #EACOP. We demand his immediate release! See press statement ~> https://www.stopeacop.net/our-news/press-release-stopeacop-campaign-demand-for-the-release-of-activist-barigye-bob

Load More

A project of Phuhlisani NPC supported by Absa. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike. International License.