AgriSA says transferring land ownership from tribal authorities to the people who live there could help create wealth.
Speaking at a discussion hosted by the FW de Klerk Foundation on the recent African National Congress policy conference in Johannesburg, AgriSA deputy president, Theo de Jager, said that this could enable more than 22 million people to own something that they could develop and sell.
Many people who currently live on land owned by a tribal authority feel it does not make sense to plant orchards because they do not own the land. In addition, they are unable to get capital from banks to develop the land because of this.
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