A shambles - this is reportedly the words used in a Zimbabwe Land Commission preliminary audit report to describe the land reform programme that was endorsed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Critics have argued that the chaotic manner in which the distribution of land was carried out, as well as the tenure system anchored on 99-year lease agreements between farmers and government does not bode well for development in the agricultural sector.
The Land Commission's Damning Report on Land Tenure System
New Zimbabwe, 12 May 2019
THE Zimbabwe Land Commission (ZLC) established by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to investigate the country's land ownership patters in the aftermath of the land reform programme has… Read more »
Govt Backs Down On 99-Year Lease Logjam
Zimbabwe Independent, 26 April 2019
GOVERNMENT will in the next few months make 99-year leases to resettled black farmers bankable, a top government official has said. Read more »
Prosperity Is Certain - Mnangagwa
The Herald, 23 April 2019
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reassured the nation that "prosperity is certain", despite the economic headwinds currently being experienced. Read more »
Forward Ever, Backward Never!
The Herald, 19 April 2019
Independence Day speech by His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, 18th April, 2019 Read more »
Why Property Rights Matter for Country's Economic Recovery
Zimbabwe Independent, 5 April 2019
The current debate on payment modalities for tobacco farmers and the subsequent usage of the earned foreign currency by the farmers has brought to the fore the aspect of property… Read more »
National Land Policy Formulation Process Launched
The Herald, 25 February 2019
Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement Minister Perrance Shiri last week launched the formulation process of a comprehensive land policy which is expected to… Read more »
President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has issued a directive for a 99-year lease of land for white farmers, who were only allowed to lease land for 5 years under former ... Read more »
The Masvingo Provincial Affairs Minister, Shuvai Mahofa, has recommended that at least five white farmers be issued with 99-year leases because their operations were of "strategic ... Read more »
Zimbabwe's farmers were now going to be able to use their farms as collateral when taking loans, following the landmark development in which government tweaked the country's ... Read more »
Hundreds of families have been left homeless after a government order to evict people who illegally settled on various farms in Zimbabwe. The order follows a countrywide audit of ... Read more »
Land grabs of white-owned property have hit Zimbabwe yet again as the southern African country's 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe seeks another term in office - but the ... Read more »
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