Female Farmers Must Benefit From Land Expropriation – 27 August 2018

In a keynote address at the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ (DAFF) Female Farmer of the Year awards, Minister Senzeni Zokwana said women must benefit from land expropriation without compensation. Minister Zokwana said that the awards, through Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme grant fund- will be increasingly oriented towards capacity building, mentorships and hand-holding exercise…

Makhura Probes NPO Funding Mismanagement Claims – 22 August 2018

The Gauteng provincial government has instituted an investigation into alleged financial mismanagement involving its Sustainable Livelihood Programme.   This comes after the provincial government earlier this year uncovered gross financial mismanagement involving some of the Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) that were contracted by the Gauteng Department of Social Development to manage the Sustainable Livelihood Programme.  …

Land Expropriation Requires Confrontation Of Past Injustices – 21 August 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the proposal of land expropriation without compensation to drive land redistribution has ignited a vigorous and welcomed debate. “It has required that we confront the injustices of the past. It means that we must expand the basket of agricultural support services available to both established and emerging farmers.” President Ramaphosa was…

Gauteng Retains Food Bank Infrastructure Operations – 21 August 2018

The Gauteng Department of Social Development will reinstate the food bank model and retain the current food bank infrastructure operations, MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza announced on Monday. The announcement follows an abrupt closure of food banks and termination of funding to food relief cooperatives that supply necessities, including school uniform and dignity packs, to communities. The…

More Than 270 Foreigners Receive SA Citizenship – 20 August 2018

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has urged over 270 newly naturalised South African citizens from across the world to be upright members who contribute positively to the country’s development. Gigaba sought to impress the message on the group during a naturalisation ceremony held in Durban on Friday. “From today onwards…you shall become full and proud…