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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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Card image 20 January 2020 IOL

BEE, land, business: ANC lekgotla promises more interventions to boost economy

The ANC lekgotla has agreed to wide-ranging efforts they hope will steer the country out one of the worst economic periods on record.

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Card image 21 January 2020 The Citizen

74% of state-owned land reform farms in Limpopo lie dormant – DA

The vast majority of state-owned farms in the province have not yet been leased out.

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Card image 11 December 2019 Cape Talk

Well-connected men the biggest beneficiaries of land reform so far – report

A new report claims that wealthy men with political connections have been the predominant beneficiaries of land reform.

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Card image 21 November 2019 Daily Maverick

Farmers are doing it for themselves – finding common ground in contested terrain

Farmers from across SA gathered recently near Ceres to showcase successful partnerships between commercial and emerging black farmers. In light of the failure of land reform, identified in the 2017 Motlanthe report, farmers have collectively sought innovative solutions on their own.

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