Augustus Consulting Special Project

Food & Water Security in South Africa Media Review

Augustus Consulting monitors reports of food and water security in South Africa, including media articles, blogs, opinion pieces and other announcements. Unless otherwise indicated (such as in articles written by Augustus Consulting), the language and views contained in the search results reflect those of the originating author and/or publication and do not necessarily represent the views of Augustus Consulting. Archived media reviews are available: Water Security and Food Security.

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Land expropriation without compensation could soon become a reality

SABC News, 9 April 2021

The Ad Hoc Committee to introduce legislation amending Section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation of land without compensation is one step closer to finalising its work. Read

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Motorists urged to brace for record-high increase in petrol price

Mia Spies, Eyewitness News, 4 April 2021

South African motorists should brace themselves for a record-high increase in the price of fuel that will see them pay about R17 for a litre of petrol. Read More

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Half a million people lost their jobs in 2020, says Stats SA — and earnings are down too

Times Live, 30 March 2021

More than 500,000 people lost their jobs between December 2019 and December 2020 when the country underwent different levels of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

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Cosatu backs taking land without compensation

Mayibongwe Maqhina, IOL Political Bureau, 23 March 2021

COSATU has backed the expropriation of land without compensation, saying it was long overdue. Read More

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Parliament extends deadline on land expropriation process

Siyabonga Mkhwanazi, IOL Political Bureau, 16 March 2021

The National Assembly has extended the deadline for the finalisation of the Bill dealing with the expropriation of land without compensation. Read More

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Massive petrol and diesel price hikes looking likely for April

Jason Woosey, IOL Motoring, 15 March 2021

South African motorists are likely to be hit with a petrol price hike of well over R1 a litre from the beginning of April as rising oil prices and increased taxes deal a double blow to consumers who are already over-stretched. Read More

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