Owa Afrika

Why Attractive People Can’t Find A Partner

People think if you’re attractive,
you’ll naturally end up in a happy
long-term relationship

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These Violence Against Women Go On

Women suffer in silence and go
into all manners of depression.
Men should show sensitivity

edonaze

Edonaze website was created
for everybody to write Edo
as they speak it

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Celebrating Igue African Festival

Christians have CHRISTMAS,
Muslims have FEAST OF RAMADAN,
and the Edos have IGUE

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Igun Street in Benin City is a
UNESCO World Heritage Site
advance economic growth

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Observe Igbo-Bini language,
you see there must had been sometime
in the past they existed as one

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Benin Kingdom Visit Pope In Vatican

No religious knowledge or
practice is superior to the other
Isekhure of Benin said

Benin origin of man

Benin Origin Of Man Mythology

The idea of biological evolution
was around long before Darwin
Men should show sensitivity

edonaze

Edo People And Unique Culture

Festivals and others should be
held in high esteem as this
is what has made Edo culture rich

Edo and akure

To Appreciate Role Of Edo-Akure

Many parts of modern Ondo
and Ekiti states were part
of the Great Benin Empire

Owa Afrika

Evidence Ancient Japanese Originated In Benin

This shouldn't be shocking question
All humans (Japanese) originated
in Africa from where they dispersed

Edo marriage

In Defence Of Edo Womanhood

Marriage in Edoland
When prostitutes appeared in Benin City
1940s and 1950s, most were Igbos speaking

Edo Film Industry

Edo Film like hollywood and bollywood

Edo movies have increase audience
in Edo language movies and commedy
in and outside Nigeria

Edo nation

Edo People And Unique Culture

Festivals and others should be
held in high esteem as this
is what has made Edo culture rich

Edo Civilization

Edo Civilization And History

The immediate Idu family that
could trace their ancestry to Pa Idu, grew
after hundreds and thousands of years

Edo and portugal

In About 1472, First Portuguese Came To Benin

Oba Esigie incorporated
into the palace rites, some of usages
of the Roman Catholic Church

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S’Africa proposes bill to ban foreign ownership of land

by Xinhua

Foreign nationals can only be entitled to long term leasing of land with a minimum of 30 years and will not be allowed to buy land in South Africa under a proposed bill, South Africa’s Presidency said on Saturday.

The Land Holdings Bill will also regulate the amount of land that any individual can own with the limit being 12,000 hectares, an approximate equivalent of two farms, the Presidency said in a statement.

If any single individual owns above that limit, the government would buy the excess land and redistribute it, said the Presidency.

The Bill will soon be sent to the cabinet for approval, after which will be a process of public consultation and thereafter it will be submitted for the necessary parliamentary procedures before being assented to by the president.

In his State of the Nation Address (SONA) in parliament on Thursday, South African President Jacob Zuma announced an end to the ownership of land by foreigners.

He said a bill in this regard will be submitted to parliament this year. The announcement has given rise to jitters among investors over the bill’s possible impact on foreign investment.

“Once the Bill is assented to by the president, foreign nationals can only be entitled to long term leasing of land with a minimum of 30 years and will not be allowed to buy land in South Africa,” the Presidency said.

“The practice of limiting land ownership by foreign nationals and juristic persons is an established practice internationally.”

Under the proposed bill, foreign nationals and juristic persons are understood as noncitizens as well as juristic persons whose dominant share holder or controller is a foreign controlled enterprise, entity or INTEREST. Hence not all immigrants to South Africa will be excluded from land ownership.

This category of foreign nationals that are noncitizens will not be able to own land in freehold from the time the policy is passed into law. They will be allowed a long term lease of 30 to 50 years, according to the bill.

It is recognized that this cannot apply retrospectively without constitutional infringements and as such those who have already acquired freehold would not have their tenure changed by the passing of the proposed law.

Furthermore, environmentally and SECURITY sensitive lands as well as those that are of historic and have cultural significance, and strategic lands (for land reform and socioeconomic development) will be classified by law and land ownership by foreign nationals (noncitizens) in these areas will be discouraged.

This policy seeks to address the need to secure South Africa’s limited land for food SECURITY and address the land injustice of more than 300 years of colonialism and apartheid, presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj said.

Forty-five percent of the country’s population (23 million) live on or below the poverty line, and 58 percent of this poverty stricken people are in rural areas.

Access to a land allotment for households and rural entrepreneurs and enterprises has shown to go a long way in addressing equity and poverty, Maharaj said.

Furthermore, in many instances high value agricultural land has had its use changed to luxury and leisure uses and environmentally sensitive lands have also been inappropriately developed, he said.

In some parts of the country escalations in prices have been experienced which have made land in these areas inaccessible to citizens, he added.

According to Maharaj, the proposed policy makes provisions for exemptions to access lands in classified areas based on certain conditions, primarily developmental.

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