Land reform: Importance of exploring, understanding various models to fast-track pace in 2021
Land reform: Importance of exploring, understanding various models to fast-track pace in 2021

The Vumelana Advisory Fund believes the various models on how land reform can be administered should be explored and adapted to the programme as SA plans to fast-track its pace...

14 Jan 2021

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Now is the time to relook approaches to addressing the land issue

As the year draws to a close, it is worthwhile to reflect on one of the biggest highlights of 2020 in land reform.

21 Dec 2020

Court judgment provides clarity on land claim evaluation process
Court judgment provides clarity on land claim evaluation process

In a Land Claims Court judgment on 19 October 2020, Judge Spilg established a precedent for evaluating land claims that places the onus on the Land Claims Commission to ensure that the land intended to be described on the land claim form, and not what was written, is the claim that is investigated...

By Samantha Robb 17 Dec 2020

#BestofBiz 2020: Property
#BestofBiz 2020: Property

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2020 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Property & Real Estate site over the past year below...

14 Dec 2020

Judges in shack demolition case fail to reach agreement
Judges in shack demolition case fail to reach agreement

Matter to be reheard by three judges of the Western Cape High Court...

By James Stent 4 Dec 2020

Cabinet approves Land Donations Policy for implementation
Cabinet approves Land Donations Policy for implementation

Cabinet has approved the Land Donations Policy, which aims to accelerate land donations as one of the ways to respond to the slow pace of land reform...

4 Dec 2020

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Shoots of realism emerging for land reform

It may be a bit of a cliché, but if there is a silver lining to be found in the post-Covid economic situation it is the following; policymakers and the industry must put aside ideological differences and adopt a more practical approach to land reform, agricultural development and other economic policies...

By Theo Boshoff 4 Dec 2020

Land tenure rights bill moves to NCOP
Land tenure rights bill moves to NCOP

The National Assembly has passed the Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Amendment (Ultra) Bill...

2 Dec 2020

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Mabuza calls for patience in land reform process

Deputy President David Mabuza has called on rural communities and emerging farmers to exercise restraint and not occupy land that has been advertised for land reform purposes.

27 Nov 2020

Industry experts explore land reform perspectives
Industry experts explore land reform perspectives

In light of the ongoing debate around land reform, and with this week's anticipated submission of the Parliamentary Review Committee's report on findings from the public hearings relating to the amendment of section 25, the Vumelana Advisory Fund hosted industry experts for a discussion on current issues impacting land reform...

25 Nov 2020

Battle for land ends after 22 years
Battle for land ends after 22 years

A 22-year land battle by a small community in the Eastern Cape has come to an end with a decision by the Constitutional Court.

By Ashraf Hendricks 25 Nov 2020

Expropriation Bill will create a clear framework, says Didiza
Expropriation Bill will create a clear framework, says Didiza

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Minister Thoko Didiza says she is pleased the Expropriation Bill has been tabled in Parliament...

11 Nov 2020

Committee adopts report on land tenure rights bill
Committee adopts report on land tenure rights bill

The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (National Assembly) has adopted the Report on the Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Amendment (ULTRA) Bill...

4 Nov 2020

Problematic assumptions raise questions about South Africa's new land reform plan
Problematic assumptions raise questions about South Africa's new land reform plan

The new initiative reproduces the core weaknesses of post-apartheid state land and agricultural policy. These have done little to improve the livelihoods of the poor...

By Ben Cousins 27 Oct 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!
Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020

Expropriation Bill submitted to Parliament
Expropriation Bill submitted to Parliament

The Expropriation Bill 2020 has been submitted to Parliament for introduction...

12 Oct 2020

SAIBPP launches Women's Forum, webinar addresses equity, access, assets
SAIBPP launches Women's Forum, webinar addresses equity, access, assets

Earlier this month, the South African Institute for Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP) launched its Women's Forum with a live virtual event...

28 Sep 2020

South Africa's land reform policies need to embrace social, economic and ecological sustainability
South Africa's land reform policies need to embrace social, economic and ecological sustainability

South Africa's that current land reform strategies focus too narrowly on agricultural outcomes and transferred ownership - this undermines equitable and sustainable land reform...

23 Sep 2020

Can foreigners own property in South Africa?
Can foreigners own property in South Africa?

Foreigners may purchase and own immovable property in South Africa without any restrictions, as foreigners are generally subject to the same laws as South African nationals...

Issued by Abrahams & Gross 17 Sep 2020

No evictions or demolitions without a court order, judges rule
No evictions or demolitions without a court order, judges rule

The City of Cape Town's Anti-Land Invasion Unit (ALIU) will not be allowed to evict people or demolish their structures, whether occupied or unoccupied, without a court order while the country remains in a state of national disaster...

By James Stent 27 Aug 2020



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