South Africa’s land expropriation will be aimed at ‘whites only’ – minister

The land expropriation policy of South Africa’s ruling party, the ANC, will specifically target white people, according to Zweli Mkhize, the minister of cooperative governance and traditional affairs. Neither the property of black citizens nor land controlled by traditional (black) … Read the rest

Mugabe wants to give few remaining whites the boot too

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe on Wednesday ratcheted up pressure against few hundred white remaining farmers saying they too must go adding whites would no longer be allowed to own land in Zimbabwe.

In an address filled with anti-western rhetoric at the … Read the rest

Blade says Nkandla is white people’s lies

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande and member of the SACP has described what is being written about President Jacob Zuma and his Nkandla residence as “white people’s lies”.

He has been the General Secretary of the South African Communist Party … Read the rest

Shares in farms a smoke-screen for expropriation

plaasThe issue of proposed shares for farmworkers is a thinly disguised attempt by government to expropriate farms and could allow the uncertainty amongst South African farmers about their future to reach crisis levels, Mr. Pieter Groenewald, the Freedom Front Plus’ … Read the rest

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.

TAU SA`s president, Mr. Louis Meintjes … Read the rest

ANC wants to get more ‘radical’ on taking land from whites

landhungerThe centenary of the 1913 Natives Land Act provides an opportunity for South Africa to evaluate progress made in land redistribution, the ANC said on Wednesday.

“The centenary… provides an opportune moment to evaluate how far we have come in … 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

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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Debate on land continues unabated in South Africa

“Nearly twenty years after the 1994 government change, the land debate is still one of the most emotional debates in South Africa,” Dr. Pieter Mulder, leader of the Freedom Front Plus and deputy minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries says.… Read the rest

WSJ trashes SA’s black government

The Wall Street Journal has published an article painting a bleak picture of South Africa’s economy, saying labour unrest has caused its economic growth to fall behind other African states.

“The unrest is exposing a stark reality – South Africa … Read the rest

ANC wants ‘strategic nationalisation’

The ANC has rejected “wholesale nationalisation” in favour of “strategic nationalisation”, according to recommendations from its national policy conference.

The African National Congress called for “transformative state intervention in the economy” which could take many forms.

One form is “state … Read the rest