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EXTRACT | Promised land: Exploring South Africa's land conflict

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Land reform and the possibility of expropriation without compensation are hotly debated topics in the country today. However these issues tend to obscure a more immediate reality: a severe housing crisis and a sharp increase in urban land occupations. Author of 'Promised Land', Karl Kemp travelled the country documenting the fallout of failing land reform, from the under-siege Philippi Horticultural Area deep in the heart of Cape Town’s ganglands to the burning mango groves of Tzaneen, from Johannesburg’s lawless Deep South to rural KwaZulu-Natal, where chiefs own vast tracts of land on behalf of their subjects. In Chapter 9 Kemp writes about Zwelihle in Hermanus. 

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