The current debate about land reform in South Africa could open the door to reviewing urban land ownership issues.
South Africa's President, Cyril Ramaphosa, needs to quickly address key challenges to restart the economy.
Some communities on South Africa's Platinum Belt have received substantial mining revenues, but these are controlled by chiefs.
In practice, land expropriation in South Africa will be a matter of deciding which descendants of the dispossessed are entitled to it.
Land expropriation without compensation in South Africa will be resolved by opening up the economy and addressing inequalities.
Zimbabwe's new administration has promised to revive the country's agricultural sector. Here's what it needs to do.
A new land administration system that responds to changed ownership patterns of Zimbabwe's agricultural land is needed if the country is to harness its farming potential.
The unresolved compensation of Zimbabwe's evicted white farmers needs to be settled quickly, as it stands in the way of economic recovery.
Maize production in Zimbabwe in 2017 is at its highest for decades.
Farm dwellers' conclusion is that the politics associated with land is not about an organised emancipatory movement. Farm dwellers are mainly preoccupied with daily survival strategies.
South Africa's recently announced economic recovery plan failed to break away from the cumbersome neo-liberal line.
South Africa's governing ANC has always seen economic growth as the driving force for change. This was wishful thinking as the damage done by apartheid will take far more to undo.
Has South Africa's constitutional project failed? Is the country's constitution an obstacle to meaningful redistribution and land reform?
The land reform programme in Zimbabwe has come at the cost of wildlife and opens up the debate on people versus nature. But there is a way forward.
Many African countries are still searching for inclusive commercial farming models that can bring in private investment without dispossessing local people.
The success of Eigg's community purchase demonstrates how people power has rejuvenated an island in decline
In his recent state of the nation address South Africa's President Jacob Zuma spoke emphatically of "radical economic transformation" causing nationwide debate. What does it really mean?
Zimbabwe like many other post colonial governments across the globe continues to struggle to attain equitable land reform.
South Africa's government makes much of its efforts of putting more land in the hands of the previously disenfranchised black majority. Yet, many beneficiaries continue to wallow in poverty.
An abundance of natural resources has helped Kazakhstan attract billions in investments. Despite its booming economy, the government is unlikely to move towards democracy any time soon.