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Appropriate land with compensation - Zuma

2012-06-29 19:17

Johannesburg - The state must be allowed to appropriate land with compensation, as set out in Constitution, President Jacob Zuma said in Midrand on Friday.

"Land reform must represent a radical... break from the past without significantly disrupting agriculture production and food security," Zuma told ANC delegates at the close of the party's policy conference.

"[The] conference also affirmed the proposal to replace willing buyer, willing seller with the just and equitable principles in the constitution immediately - where the state is requiring land for land reform purposes."

Zulma said that the ANC also proposed that land ownership by women be accelerated.

"This is aimed at correcting the land question to address poverty," he said.

He said women were the largest group affected by poverty and inequality.

Comments
  • mark.haupt.31 - 2012-06-29 19:28

    More rocket science from the gardener - can't wait till he starts expounding on job creation, GDP, sustainability and the future. Man, are we in k*k.

  • scouter.fourone - 2012-06-29 19:30

    "He said women were the largest group affected by poverty and inequality." Hold on to your seats everyone, I sense a justification for polygamy in the wind ......

      Adam - 2012-06-29 19:48

      He also said " I am innocent.."

      Jacques - 2012-06-30 12:43

      He also said the ANC's values are non racial.

  • sharon.ackerman.77 - 2012-06-29 19:33

    I have always been positive about out country and its future, but now I am saying to pack your bags and find another country. This is the beginning of the africa syndrome first step to ultimately destroy what is left. It has not worked ANYWHERE else in africa. Why all of a sudden is it going to change here.

      andile.tyhaliti - 2012-06-29 19:46

      Agree with you just pack your bags and leave cos you have no meaningfull contribution whatsoever. Land back finish and klaar.

      scouter.fourone - 2012-06-29 19:58

      Andile I think it should be part of your forthcoming compulsary political education to go and live in Matabeleland for two years. You might then appreciate the value of competent, productive commercial farming and the contribution to the nation by those who have mastered its finer points. But I should imagine this view point is wasted on you and your kind.

      geronimo.feather - 2012-06-29 20:03

      @sharon - and that is exactly what the racist black nationalists want: for you to leave. Stay, continue to voice your concerns, protest peacefully, vote, the cANCer will not stay in power forever. The only thing separating SA from EVERY other failed African country is it's sizeable white population. The cANCer, in spurning white people, is cutting off its nose to spite its face... We are all South Africans, this country belongs to us all.

      mantsho.tlali - 2012-06-29 20:16

      @geronimo l really like the people who speak like you, your rihgt nothing last forever.

      victor.tamaranui - 2012-06-29 20:23

      Bon Voyage........

      mark.page.923171 - 2012-06-30 00:24

      Andile, (your) land "back"? What a joke you ANC puppets are. South Africa belongs to all who live in it, sounds familiar? You live in De Aar, for the same token you should then also give the land back to the original inhabitants. Stop this madness, nothing is for free.

      Chad - 2012-06-30 03:09

      andile i have packed my bags and left. but i will be back once the black plague has destroyed sa and opportunity knocks again..... i can see the movie title already....... "the great trek: part 2" produced in the year 2040..... till then

      Jacques - 2012-06-30 13:09

      @ Andile. Where do you think the money comes from for the police, the state hospitals, the education grants, the social grants, the money for rdp houses, the government salaries, the parties government throws, the repair work to the things protesters damage, the prisons, the roads, the sanitation, the maintenance of all infrastructure etc. comes from? It comes from taxes. NOW, lets see how many people pay tax. South Africa has about 70+ million people living here, where only about 5 million pay taxes. Now that's 5 million people, supporting 70 million. Now a little more than half of the 5 million are white. So what happens when you get rid of that 2.5million? Well, assuming that they all pay exactly same amount of tax as the other 2.5 million, then half the government's funding goes away. Now what will happen then, well it's simple, the government will go bankrupt in literally a month and the economy will crash. It wont be like Zimbabwe where inflation will skyrocket and a bread will cost you billions of rands, no, there wont be any bread to buy whatsoever. This is of course an absolutely destructive way about going about restitution (and I believe restitution is needed by the way), a better way should be found. And, to be honest, the best way is not to take what is already there, but to create more so that more people can be a part of it. In OTHER words, the government should make policies that promotes entrepreneurial endeavors so that everyone benefits.

  • Adam - 2012-06-29 19:46

    The time may be near to relocate, disinvest, and get your money out of South Africa. We as South Africans can see this, so what do potential investors see? I do not see a healthy economy anywhere on the anc's horizon. They can NOT govern properly, and refuse the help of the whites.

      Sharon - 2012-06-29 20:12

      i agree,my wife and i have decided to sell up,move our money out and rent for a while,then we will decide.if i have to go i will make shure that which ever country i go to, i will campaine for the removal of all the eish im suffering,my govmoent is bad,feel sorry for me people to be sent home to where they belong

      victor.tamaranui - 2012-06-29 20:24

      Bon voyage

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-06-29 19:57

    COMING SOON: The battle of blood river, part 2.

      scouter.fourone - 2012-06-29 20:10

      Stewart, Shouldn't that be 'Battle of Blood River - 2nd Transition'?

      Stewart Croucamp - 2012-06-29 20:20

      Yes, I like it.

      victor.tamaranui - 2012-06-29 20:25

      At a Cinema near you,

  • Rodney - 2012-06-29 20:01

    Just one question, the state owns around 2.5 million hectares, why not give some of that to the people as well as private land? Why does the state need so much land anyway?

      mantsho.tlali - 2012-06-29 20:24

      my point axactly, and concetrate on producing food, things are expensive and they are playing.

  • Adil Smit - 2012-06-29 20:06

    When farms produce less food, it has to be imported with a subsequent increase in food prices. Making a living from farming has become difficult - when a farm is just given to an inexperienced farmer without offering them some form of support/ mentorship he/she is bound to fail. Also, if someone has saved money and bought a farm 10 years ago, why must it be taken away from that farmer because he is white?

  • mpho.c.moreki - 2012-06-29 20:11

    I can see a collapsing economy in the hands of ANC,I THINK I should save enough money, book myself an air ticket.I rather be a begger in America.it is clear that we black dont understand how the world operates.clearly it is an insult to be a black person.white people please take me with u when u leave this country and hire me as your garden boy that side.

      victor.tamaranui - 2012-06-29 20:20

      Please take Mpho.......someone , anyone

      lephans.lufuno - 2012-06-29 22:12

      Once a slave always a slave. U r shameful, pathetic, hopeles

      Rodney - 2012-06-29 23:16

      at least mpho is being realistic. Bulls, you don't deserve an answer as you are a troll trying to stir things up with every comment you make. my guess is you are a silly white man trying desperately to fit in. where you are trying to fit in has evaded me so far. Victor, same goes for you, i have seen far too many stupid comments from you to take you seriously. lephans, i'll give you the benefit of doubt, not seen any of your comments before, so i will reserve judgement until a later date.

      mark.page.923171 - 2012-06-30 00:39

      Bulls.. you are just a bitter little racist man hiding behind big balls (you envy them?). Grow up already. You know as well as I do that there is more than enough land for new upcoming black farmers. But hey, it's easier to steal te white man's farm, isn't it? Troll

  • Abusufyaan - 2012-06-29 20:15

    what happened to all the land you expropriated so far? please take stock of that before proceeding. see the drop in production of sugar and maize. our land was on hold for expropriation for 2 years. The reason was those corrupt officials in charge of paying off the farmers, ran away with the money. Resulted in a loss of 2 years sugar production loss

  • matt.cumming.77 - 2012-06-29 21:09

    'Land and Mines'...what dated Marxist rubbish. For the millions that have to be spent to set up 1 farmer you can build hundreds of RDP houses to house thousands! Champagne tastes on beer money. Spend what little money there is wisely!

  • Dawn Campbell Gibson - 2012-06-29 21:52

    shame, these poor uneducated majority! they cant farm, they cant mine, they want to run a country. GOD help us!

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