Tag: land

Op-Ed: Ethiopian food and land use systems ripe for transformation

It’s no secret global food and land use systems are in crisis and no longer fit for purpose. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have told us, for example, that food and land use is responsible for up to 30 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and is the leading cause of damage to biodiversity, forests, grasslands, wetlands and other natural habitats.

Ramaphosa on restoring investor confidence in SA

President Cyril Ramaphosa attended an investor conference hosted by Goldman Sachs. The conference brought together leading financial institutions and individuals across all industry sectors. CNBC Africa reporter Karabo Letlhatlha filed this report.

Why South Africa’s plans to change constitution by expropriating land without compensation could strengthen property rights

The South African government’s plan to change the constitution to mention land expropriation without compensation could, ironically, end up strengthening the property rights on which investment depends. Pressure to change the Constitution to...

Land debate in South Africa is about dignity and equality – not the constitution

Steven Friedman|University of Johannesburg If you want economic change in South Africa, create a crisis – then stand by to negotiate a way out of it. The country’s current debate over land expropriation without...

Zimbabwe has no clear funding plan to compensate evicted white farmers – Analyst

Zimbabwe has no clear funding plan to compensate evicted white farmers - Analyst

Why are large land deals in Africa under scrutiny?

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Large land deals in Africa with foreign companies have come under renewed scrutiny after an Indian firm, Karuturi Global, demanded compensation for the cancellation of its lease...

Op-Ed: South Africans in rural areas are saying ‘no more’. Why it matters

Steven Friedman | University of Johannesburg The mainstream in South Africa is paying little attention to the world outside the cities. This is a mistake because the future of the country’s economy may depend...

Zimplats to give up some unused land to Zimbabwe government

 Zimbabwe’s Zimplats, which is majority controlled by Impala Platinum, will return some of the land it has not used for mining to the government, chief executive Alexander Mhembere said on Wednesday. Mhembere said...