South Africa's rural communities where mining licenses have been granted are often excluded from consultations and bear the brunt having their environment and livelihoods destroyed.
The abandonment of crop farming fields isn't new. But some researchers say it's accelerated in the last two decades.
Ramaphosa offered five simple yet bold goals for the next ten years that cut across the social and economic structural constraints that inhibit South Africa’s potential.
Land reform programme has done very little to improve access to land for black South Africans.
The green revolution: small-scale, informal irrigation is expanding in Zimbabwe and small scale farmers are leading the way.
Villagers from a community in South Africa's Eastern Cape fought to be consulted and for the power to consent to mining their land.
South Africa has made progress towards interrupting the looting of land by chiefs, state officials and mining capital.
The main reason land reform in South Africa has been lethargic is not the Constitution, but a flawed approach.
Ramaphosa's stimulus package is more interesting for what it says about the politics of economic decision making than for its likely impact on the economy.
A survey shows that support for land reform in South Africa differs according to race.
Some South African land owners feel like the current debate portrays them as being opposed to reform rather than cooperative.
The US president's comments about South Africa's land reform stem from his view that whites are under attack from blacks.
South Africa's ruling party, the ANC , is mishandling the process leading towards land expropriation without compensation.
It's becoming increasingly difficult to take South Africa's ruling party seriously when it talks about economic reform.
South Africans can't afford to let the land debate be reduced to a shouting match.
Land is culturally and historically important to people and often this is ignored when addressing land issues.
Clarifying when and how the South African constitution allows for expropriation of land without compensation will strengthen property rights.
South Africa's constitution has been amended 17 times already. But, the procedure for doing so is onerous.
The fires tearing through the Athens region are not an act of God, but a direct result of corruption and systematic disregard for the law.
The latest World Bank report on South Africa addresses solutions to the country's economic challenges.