land redistribution

Land Redistribution Needs Back-Up - PLAAS

The Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) says President Jacob Zuma’s latest plan to address stagnating land reform is a positive move, but clarification of the details, the input of all stakeholders and government support for black farmers is crucial to its success.

PLAAS senior researcher, Ruth Hall, says that while Zuma is conveying the right message, ‘a severe and detailed debate’ is necessary to flesh out the finer details.

Land Redistribution: A Case for Land Reform in South Africa

South Africa’s land reform programme, adopted by the African National Congress (ANC) led government in 1994, has a long way to go in redressing the historical injustice of land dispossession, denial of access to land and forced removals.

Now 16 years into democracy, landless people hope that government under the leadership of President Jacob Zuma, and Rural Development and Land Reform Minister, Gugile Nkwinti, will do more than just reviewing the 2014 deadline to redistribute a third of the country’s farmland from white owned farmers to the black majority.

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