Farmer in Limpopo wins case against government

A “landmark” case has been won by a 78-year-old Limpopo farmer who has leased his land from the government for almost two decades, despite an agreement in 2003 that it would be sold to him. The decision could have far-reaching effects for thousands of small scale farmers who have been stymied by the government’s inaction over land. David Rakgase had been farming on Nooitgedacht in Limpopo for almost 30 years, aleasing the small farm from the previous and ANC governments since April 1991, according to a statement by the Democratic…

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Ministerial handbook to be scrutinised

Dr Leon Schreiber MP – DA Shadow Minister of Public Service and Administration said in a statement that the The Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomes Public Service and Administration Minister, Senzo Mchunu’s, willingness to revisit and improve the reviewed Ministerial Handbook. This follows years of sustained pressure by the DA in pushing for curbed luxuries for politicians as contained in the ‘confidential’ guide. This is to reduce “cabinet benefits and expenditure.” The fact that the formulation of the handbook was done without consulting Parliament, is a smack in the face of…

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