South Africa

Foreign land buying in Africa slammed

Foreign countries which buy African farmland in order to gain food security are guilty of a "new form of colonisation," says South Africa's Minister of Agriculture Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

Achat de terres en Afrique: une nouvelle colonisation

Les pays étrangers qui achètent des terres agricoles en Afrique pour assurer leur approvisionnement en nourriture sont coupables d'une nouvelle forme de colonisation, a affirmé la ministre sud-africaine de l'Agriculture Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

Foreigners get nod on land ownership

The South African government appears to have abandoned the notion that foreigners should not own land in SA by proposing that foreigners enjoy freehold title but with conditions applied.

Land deals raise food security hopes

By handing over 80,000 hectares of untilled land to a few dozen South African farmers, authorities in the Republic of Congo are confident they will greatly improve domestic agricultural expertise and reduce the country's chronic dependence on food imports