TAU SA sees risk of famine due to ‘communist-style land reform’

TAU SA called on the Minister of Agriculture, Tina Joemat-Pettersen, to express her opinion on her colleague of Rural Development and Land Reform’s ideological process which will deprive white landowners of their rightful property.

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Nkwinti backs down on land reform

Farm productivity is considered by Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti to be more important than ensuring 30% of agricultural land is black-owned by 2014, Beeld reported on Tuesday.

Speaking at the launch of the Land Bank’s annual
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Survey shows support for Malema’s policies among black youth

The EFF’s policies of land reform and elimination of national borders within southern Africa will boost youth support for the party, according to a survey released on Tuesday.

Thirty-eight percent of respondents believed Economic Freedom Fighters’ leader Julius Malema would … Read the rest

ANC accuses Zanu-PF of destabilising Limpopo

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has accused Zimbabwe’s Zanu-PF of using Julius Malema’s party to destabilise the ANC in Limpopo.

Mantashe also accused Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) of distorting the Freedom Charter.

He was addressing political journalists and their editors … Read the rest

Former SA ambassador examines the land question

Paulo MndlovuJustice Piitso says the question of the ownership of the economy is the nerve centre of the struggles of the people

A revolution will remain incomplete without the resolution of the fundamental question of land ownership.

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Police bungle another farm attack case

stopfarmattacksAfriForum is considering legal action against a police investigator after a case was thrown out of court and a farm attacker was freed due to gross negligence by the police.

The victims of the attack, Mr Noël McSeveney, and his … Read the rest

Tau SA calls for credible land audit

safarmA credible land audit should take place before the land claims process is reopened, farmers’ union Tau SA said.

 

Ownership figures released in the much-awaited land audit in February were not reliable, union president Louis Meintjies said in a … Read the rest

Planting the seeds of poverty

Kevin_Kingby Kevin King

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We have a serious crisis in this country. With many millions of South Africans affected by poverty and unemployment, many millions more are expected to be affected. With high food prices already … Read the rest

Pieter Mulder says protectorates Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland should be included in percentage black land

During a debate on the 1913 Land Act today, Dr. Pieter Mulder of the Freedom Front Plus said that the former British protectorates Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland should be included when calculating the percentage of black-owned land in South Africa. … Read the rest

Government wants to stop redistributed land being used as collateral

Government is working on a plan that would help prevent redistributed land being used as collateral by banks, Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti said.

“We know that when people are in trouble, they go to the bank and use it … Read the rest

ANC govt. failed to redistribute land: Economic Freedom Fighters

EFFGovernment has failed to redistribute land to previously disadvantaged groups, the so-called Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) said on Wednesday.

“[The] government of South Africa has failed to use almost 20 years of democratic dispensation to address and redress the land … Read the rest

Zille joins ANC and Malema chorus in calling for ‘land reform’

The legacy of the 1913 Land Act was still with South Africa and so it is the duty of the state to implement effective redress through land restitution, Western Cape premier Helen Zille said on Monday.

“This will never remove … Read the rest

TAU SA concerned about trade union threats of ‘land transfer’ in South Africa

TAU SA is highly upset about trade unions’ proposed public actions to expedite land transfer. “The country is still licking its wounds from the labor unrest in the mining industry, which led to the Rand experiencing near-record lows. Now there

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