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Card image 01 July 2023 Times Live

Preservation and development of agricultural land bill hearings get under way

Parliament's portfolio committee on agriculture, land reform and rural development started nationwide public hearings on the Preservation and Development of Agricultural Land (PDAL) Bill in Tzaneen, Limpopo, on Friday.

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Card image 25 October 2022 Custom contested

Judgments affirm the place of informal land rights in law

By Ramabina Mahapa Xolobeni and Ingonyama Trust judgments redefine the relationship between mining and land laws, placing clear obligations on the mining industry and clarifying what compliance with the law means under Zulu customary law. Two judgments in SA courts have been game-changers for communities living on land under the authority of traditional leaders. The … Continue reading

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Card image 17 October 2022 Mail & Guardian

Evictions: Law doesn’t protect unlawful occupiers’ economic interests

The Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act requires only that evictees be provided with alternative accommodation

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Card image 20 September 2022 PoliticsWeb

Land Courts Bill finalized – Committee

Will establish a Land Court with its judgement appealable to the full bench of that Court to deal with all land-related matters

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Card image 26 July 2021 Corruption Watch

Corruption watch scrutines Landf Court Bill, makes submission to Paliament

Corruption Watch has made a written submission on the Land Court bill of 2021, The organisation has focused on several vulnerabilities in the bill's provisions, including no effective mechanisms that reduce the scope for corruption, and unclear indications as to how it will address existing systemic hurdles that make it difficult for land claimants to obtain land restitution. Download our submission for the full details.

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Card image 23 May 2021 Daily Maverick

Preamble to our Constitution is not a rotten foundation; history is part of the story

No serious conversation can be had about South Africa’s Constitution if it is divorced from the history of how it came to be, the process through which it was drafted, and by whom. By avoiding history, we are avoiding complexity and by avoiding complexity we are avoiding reality.

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Card image 12 May 2021 BusinessTech

New property laws proposed for South Africa

Human settlements, water and sanitation minister Lindiwe Sisulu plans to introduce the Housing Consumer Protection Bill to the national assembly.

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Card image 26 September 2020 IOL

Plans afoot to reform land court

The Department of Justice and Correctional Services is mooting a new law that will result in the reconfiguration of the Land Claims Court.

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Card image 20 April 2020 PoliticsWeb

Farmers should receive essential service permits directly from Dept – Annette Steyn

DA calls for farmers to receive essential service permits directly from Department of Agriculture

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Card image 12 February 2020 Daily Maverick

Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Act: When governance paralysis threatens security

As Parliament’s ad hoc committee to amend the Constitution’s Section 25 gears up for public hearings on compensationless expropriation, insecurity hangs over ownership rights in townships and former bantustans. A failure to timeously amend legislation as the Constitutional Court ordered, now needs a last-minute dash to fix the uncertainty. It shows the complexities of land beyond the rhetoric.

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