Muslim marriages must be recognised in South Africa

Cape Town, August 31, 2018 – The Western Cape High Court has ruled that Muslim marriages are valid and should be recognised by the Constitution. Muslim marriages have previously not been recognised as either civil or customary unions. Lawmakers have 24 months to rectify this.

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Retailer reduces price of sanitary products

Cape Town, August 30, 2018 – As consumers continue to feel the pinch of this year’s VAT hike, some retailers are trying to shoulder the burden. Reduced pricing on sanitary products is one such way.

Farm evictions persist amid land reform talks

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.

 

SA’s first people want to be in front of land queue

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.

#LandExpropriation public hearings

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.

Land debate hearings begin in Northern Cape

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 residents hungry for land

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.

 

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.