Rural development

Connect Africa Rolls out Services in Limpopo

SANGONeT, 5 February 2007. 

Connect Africa has been awarded a grant by the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) to rollout ICT services to poor communities in rural Limpopo.

The grant, which has been facilitated by the Southern Africa Aids Trust, was approved by the Bank last November and it will be used for engaging government departments on a project to assist in the delivery of their services in that province.

SAHRC to Provide Parliamentary Briefing on Evicted Farm Workers

Participation Junction, 31 January 2007.

The South African Human Rights Commission will provide a briefing to the Select Committee on Land and Environmental Affairs about the eviction of farm workers, on 28 February 2007.

For more information, please consult the recently updated Parliamentary Programme on the Participation Junction website.

SA Land Reform Programme Under Scrutiny at WSF

The Star, 24 January 2007.

A Global Campaign for Agrarian Reform has been launched at the World Social Forum (WSF) in response to the controversial land reform programmes adopted in South Africa (SA) and Zimbabwe.

Civil society activists gathered at the WSF have criticised the land reform policies adopted by the SA government, saying that they result in many poor people  being denied access to livelihoods. They argued that more radical reforms are necessary.

DoH Invites Public Comments on Land Bill

PMG, 15 January 2007. 

The Department of Housing (DoH) is inviting public comments on the Prevention of Illegal Eviction from Unlawful Occupation of Land Amendments Draft Bill. 

 The Bill was approved by Cabinet in December 2006. All comments must be sent to Richard Thatcher at richard@housing.gov.za  on or before 2 February 2007.

Click here, to download the document (PDF File).

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