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Tenure reform


Card image 11 April 2022 PLAAS

Land Reform: What we really should be talking about and why

Land Reform: What we really should be talking about and why. Read this blog post by PLAAS here.

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Card image 19 May 2022 Daily Maverick

Government’s ‘consultation’ on communal land tenure just a tick-box exercise

Developing land tenure legislation is a difficult job to get right — especially given the legacy of intractable problems inherited from apartheid. The Gauteng consultation did not seem genuine: it lasted only three hours.

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Card image 03 March 2021 Farmer’s Weekly

Solution needed for SA’s ‘complex’ communal land tenure

Almost a third of South Africa’s population lives in remote rural areas on communal, subsistence agricultural land.

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Card image 30 November 2020 IOL

ANC accuse Cape Chamber’s Janine Myburgh of scaremongering over land rights

The ANC in the province has accused the president of the Cape Chamber of Commerce Industry Janine Myburgh of scaremongering on the proposed amendment to the Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Act.

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Card image 19 December 2019 BusinessDay

David-and-Goliath battle looms over land rights

Consult or consent? A new law could allow government and traditional authorities to hand over mining and other development rights without the approval of the communities that inhabit the land

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Card image 06 December 2019 Business Insider SA

The stop-gap law on land rights in former homelands was due to expire in 1997. It was just renewed again.

Parliament thought it would take a year to come up with a longer-term solution to people who don't have title deeds or other formal property protection. That was more than two decades ago.

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19 September 2019 Institute of Race Relations

Reading the Promised Land: An Alternative to the Report of the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture

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Card image 18 July 2019 Daily Maverick

Tenuous tenure: Deputy minister aims to give farmworkers more muscle

The laws regarding farmworkers and dweller evictions will be amended, according to the deputy minister of agriculture, land reform and rural development, Mcebisi Skwatsha. The move has been tentatively welcomed by activists, who say the outcome must be tenure protection, especially for female farmworkers and dwellers.

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Card image 01 May 2019 VKB Food for mzansi

Celebrating our agri-workers – with some ways to go…

Every day for most people a short prayer of gratitude at mealtimes is a way to give thanks for the food they eat. But how often do we actually think about the agri-workers who are instrumental in getting that food to our plates. Statistics South Africa reported in December 2018 that we have 849...

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Card image 08 April 2019 Kathorus Mail

Eviction stare the people of Thulasizwe in the eye

The residents said they have an affinity with the land where they live as their ancestors were buried in the area.

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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/

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A belt of thermal intolerance stretching across the whole of sub-Saharan Africa currently. 40C temperatures across many regions. Southern Africa also suffering. This at 1.3C. Adaptation to cope with heat can’t come quick enough to areas with no means to keep cool.

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