Land reform

Court Silences Malema

Lobby groups AfriForum and AfriBusiness applied for an order interdicting the EFF leader and his party from inciting land grabs.

The court found in their favour.

To read the article titled, “Court bars Julius Malema from encouraging land grabs” click here

Vumelana Governance Award 2016

The Vumelana Advisory Fund is a nonprofit organisation that helps beneficiaries of the land reform programme to develop their land in an effective and sustainable way. Vumelana was established in 2012, with the aim to support the establishment of commercially viable partnerships between investors and local community land owners to create jobs, income and skills. Vumelana’s main objective is to demonstrate the value of community private partnerships as a contributor to successful land reform.

Zim Govt Compensate White Farmers

Zimbabwean government has spent nearly US$43 million compensating white commercial farmers whose farms were acquired during the country's land reform programme.

Presenting the Mid-Term Policy review, the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Patrick Chinamasa, says despite the economic challenges facing the country, the government had made strides towards compensating the farmers.

Trust for Community Outreach and Education: Finance Manager

The Trust for Community Outreach and Education (TCOE) is the natural organisation operating across four provinces of South Africa that focuses on rural development and land reform, movement building and advocacy.

TCOE seeks to appoint a Finance Manager, based in Cape Town.

The position requires a person with five years experience in Financial and Management accounting and reporting. The role requires someone who will provide Strategic Financial Management and support to the National Director and regional offices.

Responsibilities:

Vumelana Governance Award 2015

The Vumelana Advisory Fund supports the establishment of commercially viable partnerships between investors and local community land owners. Its goal is to enable beneficiaries of the land reform process to make effective use of their land.

The Vumelana Advisory Fund is calling for applications from Communal Property Institutions for the Vumelana Governance Award 2015.

TCOE: Senior Programme Officer

The Trust for Community Outreach and Education (TCOE) is the natural organisation operating across four provinces of South Africa that focuses on rural development and land reform, movement building and advocacy.

TCOE seeks to appoint a Senior Programme Officer, based in Cape Town.

Requirements:

Zimbabwe to Halt Seizure of Some Farms

Zimbabwe’s Lands, Land Reforms and Resettlement Minister, Herbert Murerwa, has announced an end to the seizure of foreign-owned farms protected under the Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement.

Murerwa said such seizures had been stopped with immediate effect to prevent the state’s liabilities from increasing.

Presidency: Land Proposals Part of NDP

The Presidency says that President Jacob Zuma's recent proposals for land reform are part of the national development plan released in August 2012.

In a press statement, the department says it welcomes the debate that has ensued over the proposals in the agriculture and land sectors, as it enriches the discussions on this important topic.

Land Reform Minister Defends Policies

Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Gugile Nkwinti, says that all ‘firm-minded’ South Africans will eventually agree there is a need to amend sections of the Constitution to address the land question as a national grievance.

In what he termed ‘frank talk’, Nkwinti states that clause 25.3 of the constitution which facilitated the transfer of land actually frustrated the government's economic transformation bid.

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