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28 April 2017
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23 Mar 2017
Agri SA: Agricultural Landholdings Bill not well thought through
Ever since 2011, the concept of land ceilings has been hotly debated.  A number of studies have been done on the feasibility of such a measure and many articles have been written about it. Some of...
17 Feb 2017
15 Feb 2017
DA: Solly Malatsi: Address by DA’s Shadow Minister of Human Settlements, during the State of the Nation (SONA) debate, National Assembly, Cape Town (15/02/2017)
Honourable members, let me start by condemning the inhumane living conditions of farmworkers all over the country.
Agri SA: Nkwinti’s populist statements highly irresponsible
Minister Nkwinti who has been implicated in a corrupt land deal, has chosen to deflect the attention on him by making a highly irresponsible statement in Parliament yesterday.  The taking of land...
14 Feb 2017
DA: Mmusi Maimane: Address by DA Leader, during day one of the debate on the State of the Nation Address, Parliament (14/02/2017)
The weight of our history lies heavy upon all of us. We must never forget past injustices. And we must put right the wrongs of the past.
27 Jan 2017
Land Ceilings: The magic wand for land reform or a bad idea?
The proposal of a land ceiling policy for South Africa was raised for the first time in 2011 in the Green Paper on Land Reform. A four-tiered system of landownership is envisaged where private...
24 May 2016
Agri SA: Agri SA responds to Minister Nkwinti's latest statements on land ceilings
On 26 April, Minister Nkwinti said in his budget vote that the Regulation of Land Holdings Bill, which proposes that the size of land that any individual or entity may own should be limited, would...
13 Oct 2015
Agri SA: Agri SA reaction to ANC policy on land
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...
27 May 2015
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, during his response to the debate on The Presidency budget vote, Parliament (27/06/2015)
Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the 2015 Presidency Budget Vote 1 debate. I wish to thank all Honourable Members for the contributions to the debate. Deputy President Ramaphosa said...
22 May 2015
DA: Dean Macpherson: Address by the DA’s Shadow Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, during the budget vote debate on Trade and Industry, Parliament (21/05/2015)
Since the last Trade and Industry budget vote on 22 July 2014, the ANC has assured us that things are slowly coming right, that our economy will improve and the land of milk and honey is within...
14 May 2015
DA: Annette Steyn: Address by DA's Shadow Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, during the budget vote debate on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Parliament (13/05/2015)
The ANC’s failure to empower millions of South Africans through its land reform processes has put this country at a cross roads. The announcements made by Minister Nkwinti have shocked the...
13 May 2015
AfriForum: Dr Pieter Mullder says opportunity for successful land reform is missed by minister Nkwinti
“History will one day show that valuable time and the goodwill of farmers were wasted during the Nkwinti-Zuma years. Thousands of hectares of producing agricultural land has been taken out of...
08 May 2015
SA: KC Mashego Dlamini: Address by Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, during the 2015 budget policy speech, Parliament (08/05/2015)
On this, the 60th anniversary of the Freedom Charter, we remember the famous words: “South Africa belongs to all who live in it, black and white.”
DA: Annette Steyn: Address by DA’s Shadow Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, during the budget vote debate on Rural Development and Land Reform, Parliament (08/05/2015)
If the ANC was serious about land reform, why did they unilaterally change the land acquisition program to the pro-active land acquisition strategy (PLAS) in 2009? Up to this point, farmers were...
25 Feb 2015
SA: Nhlanhla Nene: Address by Minister of Finance, during the 2015 National Budget speech, Parliament, Cape Town (25/02/2015)
Over the past twenty years we have built houses, delivered water and electricity, improved access to schools and health care. Yet there are people living in shacks, there are schools without...
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