Cape Town, 2 August 2018 – According to research by the University of the Western Cape, 2-point-3 million people have been displaced from South African farms since 1994. Just under half of them forcibly removed from land they worked and lived on for decades. As Parliament’s land hearings reach the Western Cape this week, we focus on one such eviction, in Stellenbosch. Farm workers say they’re not protected, and need better security of tenure, especially now that new legislation is being considered. eNCA’s Pheladi Sethusa has the story.
Kimberley, Northern Cape, 27 June 2018 – In hearings on land expropriation without compensation this week – Nama and KhoiSan people said they must be the first to get the land back. For descendants of South Africa’s so-called first people, land restitution has been a frustratingly long process. Particularly because documentary evidence of ownership is rare. eNCA’s Pheladi Sethusa has more.
Northen Cape, June 26 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.
Northen Cape, June 26 2018 – Public hearings on land reform have kicked off in Springbok, Northern Cape. The Constitutional Review Committee will be holding hearings across the country.
Northern Cape, June 26 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.
Springbok, Northern Cape, June 26 2018 – It’s been an uphill battle for a small Northern Cape community to claim land back. Residents say they’re more than capable of working the land they live on, they just need access to it. This is why they feel land expropriation without compensation must happen as soon as possible. eNCA’s Pheladi Sethusa reports.
Cape Town, 22 June 2018 – Fed-up Gugulethu residents in Cape Town on Friday threatened not to vote in 2019, if they’re not given houses. Human settlements minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo met with some of the people living around the Cape Flats township. Watch full story here.
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.
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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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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.