Racial edicts in the form of the current empowerment regime have been presented as a non-negotiable by President Ramaphosa, writes Terence Corrigan.
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Take emotions out of the land debate and rather look at how fallow land can be turned into tourist destinations to benefit surrounding communities, says Jerry Mabena, CEO of Thebe Tourism.
Namibian President Hage Geingob has praise Zimbabwe's controversial land reform programme as he showered long-time leader Robert Mugabe with praises, describing him as an African icon.
Foreigners who own land above the 12 000 hectares cap will need to sell any excess farmland, says Minister of Rural Development and Land Affairs Gugile Nkwinti.
The African National Congress' proposed cap on land ownership is irrational and could lead to restrictions on other assets, says Afribusiness.
A property body wants to discuss proposed bills with the department of land reform and says restrictions on foreign property buyers could affect investor confidence.
Since 1994, nearly 5 000 farms, comprising 4.2 million hectares, have been transferred to black people, according to President Jacob Zuma.
A legal battle may be looming over plans by South Africa’s ruling party to change the Constitution to make it easier to expropriate land without paying for it, with widely divergent views over the process that needs to be followed.
The government's proposal to limit farm size is a "negotiating tactic" as it tries to redistribute land to black farmers, says Minister of Agriculture Senzeni Zokwana.
Government’s 50/50 policy framework - where workers would take ownership of half of farms - is to be implemented immediately, says the land affairs minister.
Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti used a summit to push for land limits, claims an agricultural body which says delegates are frustrated by corruption levels.
It is simply ill-considered and reckless to propagate the expropriation and transfer of land without fair compensation, says Agri SA.
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