Cape Town – South Africa is on the edge of a social revolution, but not all is doom and gloom as there is an important opportunity in land reform, according to negotiation expert Professor David Venter of Infostrat. According to VinPro managing director Rico Basson, the biggest challenge of transformation in the wine industry is […]

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09:00 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, November 09, 2015 By Wilma den Hartigh The Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) programme has allocated land to farm workers in Bathurst in the Eastern Cape and Oudtshoorn in the Western Cape. Sivuyile Mangxamba, acting chief director: strategic communication at the DRDLR, said in a statement the allocations were approved […]

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12:38 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, October 28, 2015 By Alita van der Walt Speaking at AFASA’s 4th annual AGM and conference in Pretoria, DRDLR director general Mdu Shabana said that government is ready with the ‘levers’ to speed up land reform. These levers include Agricultural Policy Action plan policies, such as the Amendment of Communal Property […]

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South Africa: Only a matter of time before the bomb explodes by Moeletsi Mbeki: Author, political commentator and entrepreneur. I can predict when SA’s ” Tunisia Day” will arrive. Tunisia Day is when the masses rise against the powers that be, as happened recently in Tunisia. The year will be 2020, give or take a […]

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President Jacob Zuma opened the second land restitution claims window on 30 June 2014, and a total of 116 543 new claims were reportedly lodged to 30 September 2015. The second window for land restitution claims will close on 30 June 2019. Read more

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Following the recent ANC General Council meeting, Minister Nkwinti was quoted in the media as having stated that the 50/50 proposal in terms of which farmers must share half their farms with workers, is now formally ANC policy. “This is a very sensitive matter, which needs to be understood in context”, said Ernest Pringle, Chairperson […]

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THE African National Congress (ANC) national general council meeting ended on Sunday with a mixed bag of policy offerings on the economy: while the party wants a closer working relationship with the private sector to fashion better job creation measures, it also made it official policy that farm owners give half their equity to farm […]

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