The events that have unfolded in the DA have shown that Zille has more influence than Maimane. He serves at her pleasure, writes Ralph Mathekga.
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While politicians are fighting over how to best go about land reform, there seems to be a much simpler, organic way to achieve this: by enabling more young, black people to enter agribusiness.
South Africa's farmers compete in a global village and have to use the latest technology to ensure that decision-making is as effective as possible, experts have agreed.
It makes absolutely no sense for government to expropriate commercial farming land and they know it. If you kick out one leg of the table, the entire table falls. But saying so doesn't aid the lie, writes Alet Janse van Rensburg.
The contribution of small-scale farms to the agriculture sector and their ability to survive in the current market has been the topic of discussion on Day 2 of the Nation in Conversation series at the Nampo Harvest Day in Bothaville.
With land expropriation on the cards and stakeholders already buying into the process, the big challenge is turning expropriated land into productive businesses that contribute to the economy, say experts.
The raging national debate about whether or not to expropriate land without compensation has over-shadowed other important developments in the political economy of agriculture, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
With insufficient government funding to support the agriculture sector, farmers have no choice but to acquire bigger farms to be competitive in the market, experts say.
There is a maturity and willingness to participate in land reform in the agriculture community that is being totally overlooked by government, believes former politician and businessman Roelf Meyer.
Political analyst Moeletsi Mbeki says ANC and EFF "propaganda" on land expropriation is an attack on the white citizens of South Africa.
The ability of land ownership to allow poor South Africans to accumulate wealth cannot be disputed, experts have agreed at this year's Nation in Conversation series at Nampo Harvest Day - South Africa's biggest annual agriculture fair.
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