Land Reform

Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Rural Development and Land Reform.

Input Sought on Recapitalisation and Development Programme


Parliament plans to hold public hearings on the Recapitalisation and Development Programme early in February 2015.

In a statement issued by the rural development and land reform committee, the programme is described as one of several new interventions to bring about sustainable land reform in South Africa.

Comment Period on Spatial Planning Regulations Extended

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

During December, the rural development and land reform department gave stakeholders further time to comment on proposed Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act Regulations.

The draft regulations were first published for comment in July 2014.

Plan to Counter Foot and Mouth Disease Outlined

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department has thought up a communication plan to deal with the threat posed by foot and mouth disease (FMD) in South Africa.

At a media briefing held yesterday in Pretoria, the agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister, Senzeni Zokwana, provided an update on FMD control measures currently in force.

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