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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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Card image 29 January 2020 Moneyweb

Elderly black women in SA win property rights in landmark ruling

'This will make a difference in terms of women's land and property inheritance,'

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Card image 04 September 2019 Times Live

That’s not where the horse is buried’: Kgalema Motlanthe bemoans parliament’s land reform approach

Former president Kgalema Motlanthe has accused parliament of failing to give effect to section 25 of the constitution by passing laws to ensure equitable redistribution of land.

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Card image 20 August 2019 Daily Maverick

Cleaning Up: Start with the department of agriculture and land reform

South Africa’s labour laws have been weaponised against people of integrity to facilitate corruption and State Capture.

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Card image 14 August 2019 Creamer's Engineering News

Right choices essential for the future of South African agriculture

The future of the South African agricultural sector is dependent on the country and industry making the right policy and investment choices. So cautioned Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) Board of Directors member Professor Ferdi Meyer on Wednesday. He was speaking at the launch of the BFAP Agricultural Outlook 2019-2028. "Growth in the future is not that strong," he pointed out. "We [South Africa] alone are a small share of the total [global agricultural] economy. ... Growth is not handed to us."

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The IRR’s present direction is contrary to the original core aims of the Institute. Captured might be an appropriate term. https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-09-17-irrs-current-approach-betrays-the-legacy-of-its-founders-and-does-a-disservice-to-the-people-of-south-africa/

OUR BURNING PLANET: Keeping it in the family: Outrage after Eastern Cape municipality resolves to sell land to councillors and officials only https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-09-16-keeping-it-in-the-family-outrage-after-eastern-cape-municipality-resolves-to-sell-land-to-councillors-and-officials-only/

The Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, based in Brussels, says that in 2019, Africa recorded 56 extreme weather events compared to 45 in the previous year

African Leaders Discuss Ways to Minimize Impact of Climate Change  https://www.voanews.com/a/african-leaders-discuss-ways-to-minimize-impact-of-climate-change-/6229751.html

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