We’re taking back the land, says BLF as it prepares for land grabs

‘AfriForum is a bunch of land thieves. In fact, with the way they are continuing, I will organise to make sure that they leave this country,’ Mngxitama said. Black First Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mngxitama on Wednesday said his organisation was gearing up for extensive land grabs across South Africa, which will be intensified […]
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Talks about radical land redistribution: Can Land Reform Feed South Africa?

President Jacob Zuma is talking tough about radical land redistribution and the expropriation of farms. But if redistribution is not well targeted, it may threaten food security and benefit elites in rural areas, reports Michelle Nel. In Tugela Ferry, KwaZulu-Natal, 95% of farmers with plots of less than half a hectare are producing crops commercially. […]
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ANC plans ‘constitutional revolution’ on land

The government is planning a “constitutional revolution” to fast-track land reform, including considering expropriation without compensation. The ruling party also wants land reform to include restitution for “precolonial dispossession” before the 1913 Native Land Act came into force, and a cap on the amount of land an individual can own. With most South African land […]
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SA Parliament passes law to confiscate property and land from whites despite warnings.

The National Assembly has passed the Expropriation Bill which opposition parties including the Democratic Alliance (DA), the Freedom Front Plus and the United Democratic Movement (UDM) opposed, but the African National Congress’ majority won through. The Bill allows for the expropriation of property not only for the public purpose, such as for roads and power […]
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