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Government to regulate commercial use of hemp productsArticle

Government will this year open up and regulate the commercial use of hemp products, providing opportunities for small-scale farmers, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday.

14 Feb 2020

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Call for for participation in land expropriation draft billArticle

Vumelana Advisory Fund is making a strong call for all key stakeholders and South Africans, in general, to participate by making inputs on the draft Bill and engaging with the process in order to ensure a fair representation of different voices, as the country forges ahead in amending Section 25 of the Constitution.

19 Dec 2019

Technology, innovation can help halt land sector corruption in Africa - AfDB
Technology, innovation can help halt land sector corruption in Africa - AfDBArticle

Speaking at the 2019 Conference on Land Policy in Africa on Monday, 25 November, African Development Bank senior vice president Charles Boamah urged African countries to act faster in purging corruption in the land sector...

26 Nov 2019

2019 Conference on Land Policy in Africa: Why it matters
2019 Conference on Land Policy in Africa: Why it mattersArticle

This year's Conference on Land Policy in Africa, 25-29 November, is themed 'Winning the fight against corruption in the land sector in Africa'...

25 Nov 2019

Namibia's urban poor are stuck in limbo, without land or services
Namibia's urban poor are stuck in limbo, without land or servicesArticle

Informal settlements are increasingly emerging in cities in developing countries across the world, including Africa...

Selma T. Karuaihe 3 Oct 2019

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Land reform report big on historical context, sketchy on the futureArticle

Professor Nhlanhla Cyril Mbatha, a professor at the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership, discusses the findings and flaws of the Presidential Advisory Panel's report on South Africa's land reform and agriculture...

Professor Nhlanhla Cyril Mbatha 15 Aug 2019

Advisory panel releases final land reform report
Advisory panel releases final land reform reportArticle

The Presidential Expert Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture has proposed for the amendment of the Constitution that clarifies that expropriation without compensation may be necessary in limited circumstances...

29 Jul 2019

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#SONA2019: Accelerated rural, urban land reform key to growthArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa says accelerated land reform in rural and urban areas and a clear property rights regime is required to ensure faster economic growth...

21 Jun 2019

Property experts optimistic for post-election upswing
Property experts optimistic for post-election upswingArticle

Property owners across South Africa will be pleased to hear that industry experts are predicting a strong chance of a post-election market upswing...

Tony Clarke 30 Apr 2019

#SONA2019: Agri SA remains concerned about policy uncertainty over land and drought
#SONA2019: Agri SA remains concerned about policy uncertainty over land and droughtArticle

Agri SA has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address delivered Thursday evening, 7 February. However, it remains concerned...

8 Feb 2019

Unisa-Sowetan Dialogues kicks off with discussion around land debate
Unisa-Sowetan Dialogues kicks off with discussion around land debateArticle

Late last month, Unisa's Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL), in partnership with Unisa and The Sowetan, launched the first of the Unisa-Sowetan Dialogues...

4 Dec 2018

Survey shows a majority of South Africans support land reform
Survey shows a majority of South Africans support land reformArticle

Unequal access to land in South Africa continues to prevent citizens from enjoying human dignity, rights and security...

Benjamin Roberts and Narnia Bohler-Muller 9 Oct 2018

Growth and jobs in South Africa's agricultural sector
Growth and jobs in South Africa's agricultural sectorArticle

With NEDLAC's Jobs Summit fast-approaching, agriculture is once again back in the spotlight as one of the sectors that could potentially play a role in job creation...

Wandile Sihlobo 4 Sep 2018

Securing competitive advantage in agriculture
Securing competitive advantage in agricultureArticle

South African agriculture still offers many investment opportunities despite headwinds caused by drought in parts of the country and policy uncertainty...

3 Jul 2018

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South Africa's land debate is clouded by misrepresentation and lack of dataArticle

There is only the haziest of understandings of how well or how badly land reform is doing, and why. The woeful record keeping of national and local government departments is partly to blame. But they are not the sole culprits...

Ben Cousins 12 Mar 2018

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Land audit providing facts needed for sound, sustainable policy formulationArticle

"Sound, sustainable policy formulation must be based on facts. This land audit now provides these facts. Further research will be conducted to determine which types of land reform projects are sustainable and which types fail."

2 Nov 2017

Role of secure tenure rights in eradicating hunger, poverty
Role of secure tenure rights in eradicating hunger, povertyArticle

Marking the fifth anniversary of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the European Union co-hosted a high-level event noting that more needs to be done in land tenure governance...

12 Oct 2017

Conference calls for greater land ownership rights for women in Africa
Conference calls for greater land ownership rights for women in AfricaArticle

Influential women from across Africa shared their findings on land policy initiatives, including women's rights to own land...

18 Aug 2017

Habitat for Humanity, UN-HABITAT to host conference on African land governance, management
Habitat for Humanity, UN-HABITAT to host conference on African land governance, managementArticle

Land is integral to securing shelter, agriculture for food security, mobilising investments and for the sustainable management of resources...

7 Aug 2017

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Invest in Eastern Cape farmers, South AfricaArticle

The least talked about story of the Eastern Cape is that it produces a third of SA's fresh milk and wool. The province is also a key producer of citrus, with new emerging farmers currently joining the industry...

2 Jun 2017

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AgriFood Youth Opportunity Lab to help youth access employmentArticle

MasterCard Foundation is partnering with MSU for the AgriFood Youth Opportunity Lab which will support 15,000 young people in Nigeria and Tanzania to access employment and entrepreneurship opportunities...

18 May 2017

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Building rules and regulations work against Cape Town's poorArticle

We must challenge planning and land use management if we want a more equal city...

Noah Schermbrucker 2 Feb 2017

Winds of change sweep over SA farms
Winds of change sweep over SA farmsArticle

"Dit is lekker op die plaas" is what Solms-Delta Wine Estate co-owner Professor Mark Solms said when Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti launched the Strengthening the Relative Rights of People Working the Land policy (50/50) at the farm on Saturday, 10 December...

12 Dec 2016

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Farm co-ownership pilot project launched in KZNArticle

One of the first pilot projects that will see workers and farm owners become co-owners of a farming enterprise as part of government's 50/50 land policy was officially launched in KwaZulu-Natal...

22 Aug 2016

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Kenya on the cusp of a mining boomArticle

Mining is a key pillar for growth and economic transformation in Kenya and it's preparing for next big wave of mining activity...

5 Aug 2016

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Germany pledges EUR 55m to AU programmesArticle

African Union and Germany strengthen areas of development cooperation...

7 Jun 2016

Rural Development and Land Reform approves land for farm workers, agriculture graduates, youth, and women
Rural Development and Land Reform approves land for farm workers, agriculture graduates, youth, and womenArticle

Farm workers in Bathurst and Oudtshoorn were among beneficiaries' allocated farms...

6 Nov 2015

Base new land policy on future, not past
Base new land policy on future, not pastArticle

After so many false starts, we have surely learnt enough lessons about land reform to make the right decisions...

Roelof Bezuidenhout 5 Mar 2015

Land offensive
Land offensiveArticle

Land ownership by foreigners will be prohibited and South Africans will be entitled to own no more than two farms, or an equivalent of 12,000ha...

Kingdom Mabuza, TJ Strydom and Penwell Dlamini 29 Jan 2015

No rush to Modderfontein is likely
No rush to Modderfontein is likelyArticle

The recent acquisition by Shanghai Zendai of 1,600ha of vacant land between OR Tambo International Airport and Sandton, and the subsequent unveiling of the global investor's plans to build the "New York" of Africa, understandably caused quite a stir in South African commercial property quarters.

Ken Reynolds 30 Jul 2014

African leaders told to Do Agric at AU Summit
African leaders told to Do Agric at AU SummitArticle

ONE.org's Do Agric petition, which calls on African leaders to recommit to spending at least 10% of national budgets on effective agriculture investments, has gathered more than two million signatures of support from African citizens across the continent.

30 Jun 2014

SAPOA agrees on land reform, not economic inefficiencyArticle

The South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA), whose members comprise 90% of the commercial property sector in South Africa, agrees that land reform in South Africa needs to be addressed, but it should not come at the cost of food security or by breaking up economically efficient enterprises.

28 Aug 2013

World Bank report suggests measures to increase African prosperity
World Bank report suggests measures to increase African prosperityArticle

An estimated 202 million hectares of potential farmland, being nearly half of the world's usable, uncultivated land, exists in sub-Saharan Africa. Thus far, Africa has not been able to develop this land, which could be used to reduce poverty and increase growth, jobs and prosperity.

23 Jul 2013

Slow progress on land reform
Slow progress on land reformArticle

Land reform is progressing slowly in SA because of a lack of comprehensive systems in the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform and the fact that deeds and other records do not say which race owns what land.

Paul Vecchiatto 25 Feb 2013

How much of SA's land is in black hands?Article

In an opinion piece published in PoliticsWeb, Frans Cronje, deputy CEO of the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR), asks how much of SA's land is really in black hands. He argues that the figure is certainly closer to 50% than it is to 13%.

28 Feb 2012

'Scramble' for African land should be monitoredArticle

In Africa, land carries a powerful emotive charge, Allafrica.com reports. Africa's relatively scarce agricultural land is precious, forming only slightly more than a fifth of the continent's 3,000 million hectares.

7 Dec 2011

Number of SA commercial farmers fallsArticle

IOL reports that the number of commercial farmers in South Africa is set to fall from 40 000 to 15 000 over the next 15 years. Experts believe that without enough viable commercial farms, South Africa's food security is endangered.

2 Nov 2011

Gearing up for Top Women in Business and Government 2005Article

The annual Top Women in Business and Government publication for 2005 is nearing its print date and this year's edition promises to bring you all the top gender empowerment companies, and their top female leaders of the year.

Issued by Top Companies Publishing 13 Mar 2005

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