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Card image 08 September 2020 DispatchLive

Intervention brings hope that Sunnyside farm dispute can be settled

The national department of agriculture, land reform & rural development is intervening in a farm dispute between ANC Amathole leader Thembelihle Gxothiwe and a Kei Road family who have lived on the farm for decades

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Card image 23 August 2020 Farmer’s Weekly

From seasonal worker to award-winning farmer

The Agricultural Writers SA New Entrant to Commercial Agriculture winner in 2019, Dirk Louw, is showing that it still is possible to start farming from scratch. He spoke to Glenneis Kriel about what contributed to his success, his perseverance against all odds and his plans for the future.

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Card image 23 August 2020 PoliticsWeb

Release reports of corruption in land reform

President Ramaphosa must urgently release SIU reports of corruption in land reform

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Govt in dark about productivity of land reform farms

Government in the dark about productivity of land reform farms worth R56 billion

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Card image 08 May 2020 Bizcommunity

Land reform beneficiaries, use lockdown to put your CPA in order

The outbreak of the coronavirus (Covid-19) and the implementation of the nationwide lockdown may have deferred the land reform programme...

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Card image 20 April 2020 Farmer’s Weekly

‘Elite capture’: how land reform favours the rich and powerful

Land reform should aim to address poverty and create livelihood opportunities for those at the lower end of the historically disadvantaged spectrum. This isn’t happening, according to the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies. Instead, land allocation and access to resources are skewed in favour of well-off beneficiaries.

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Card image 02 March 2020 Food for Mzansi

Farmer waiting to hear his fate after land reform bungle

Petros Sithole (64), the farmer whose fate currently hangs in the balance after an alleged land reform blunder cost him his land, only started farming relatively late in his life. He was 40 years old when he retired as an extension officer for the provincial DAFF. That was when the opportunity...

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Card image 16 February 2020 BusinessDay

Land Bank troubles are another cloud over reform of

The case for a dedicated fund becomes more pressing because it would be a low-cost way of stimulating productive farming, writes Johann Kirsten

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Card image 08 February 2020 SABC digital news

Western Cape chief director of land reform suspended for alleged corruption

It was supposed to be a model of land reform success. Instead a farm in the Western Cape has become a symbol of the programme's failures. The province's chie...

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Card image 07 February 2020 Food for Mzansi

Seasoned farmer risks losing farm in land reform blunder

Award-winning farmer Petros Sithole spent 11 years of his retirement rebuilding a rundown farm in Mpumalanga. But now he stands to lose everything due to an alleged administrative blunder in the land reform disposal plan of the Richtershoek farm by provincial authorities. Sithole, who was named...

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