#LandExpropriation public hearings

Northen Cape, June 21 2018 – Public hearings into land expropriation without compensation have started. It’s taking place in Limpopo and the Northern Cape and end in the Western Cape on the 4th of August. This will give people an opportunity to air their views on what’s become a contentious issue. It’s headed by Parliament’s joint constitutional review committee.

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Land debate hearings begin in Northern Cape

Northern Cape, June 21 2018 – Public hearings into the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution, looking at land expropriation without compensation starts today. Residents in Springbok in the Northern Cape say they’re more than capable of working the land they live on, they just need access to it.

Discussing Cape Town Airport’s name change

Cape Town, June 4 2018 –  A public meeting is being held to discuss the proposed name change of Cape Town International Airport. Nelson Mandela, Robert Sobukwe and Albertina Sisulu are other names being considered. Airports Company of South Africa, however, says suggestions are still being accepted. Cape Town International Airport is one of four airports that are going to be renamed as part of the Transformation of Heritage Landscape government programme. eNCA’s Pheladi Sethusa is attending the meeting and brings you the latest.

It wasn’t long before tension in the room grew to a fever pitch.

The Spotlight: Memes

Cape Town, May 26 2018 – Did an event even happen if there aren’t memes about it? The Royal Wedding wasn’t even over yet and timelines across the world were flooded with quirky reactions. My colleague Pheladi Sethusa rounds up the funniest ones and delves into meme culture.

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Parliamentary work on land expropriation starts

Cape Town, 11 May 2018 – The parliamentary process for land expropriation without compensation, will start in earnest in mid-July. That’s when the window for public written submissions closes. The Constitutional Review Committee has now even pushed back their report back date, as their first mammoth task is sifting through thousands of submissions. eNCA’s Pheladi Sethusa reports.

Get ready to pay more for South African wine

Cape Town, 9 May 2018 – Wine producers in the Western Cape have suffered a 200-thousand ton loss, as a result of the ongoing drought. This year’s harvest is the lowest in12 years. Industry experts say this is why consumer prices have to be increased. eNCA’s Pheladi Sethusa reports.

Cosatu’s Western Cape chairperson steps down

Cape Town,  1 May 2018 – With a career in activism spanning more than 40 years, Cosatu’s Western Cape Provincial chairperson says it’s time to leave his position. Tony Ehrenreich says his activism began when he was just 13, at a solidarity march after the 1976 massacre in Soweto. On this May Day, eNCA’s Pheladi Sethusa takes a brief look at his career. Watch the full story here. 

Philippi Horticulture Area still under threat

Cape Town, 29 April 2018 –  It’s been called Cape Town’s own vegetable basket, in the heart of the city. The Philippi Horticultural Area contributes almost one-billion rand to the local economy, and indirectly employs 30-thousand people. But the most productive part of this urban agricultural hub, is under threat from development. eNCA’s Pheladi Sethusa explores.