grants to beneficiaries of land reform with potentially damning consequences,
Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti has said.
today in reply to a parliamentary question from the Democratic Alliance.
decline in crop production, an inability to maintain infrastructure, a lack of
skills transfer to beneficiaries, community conflicts and even farm
farms as result of delays,” he said.
failure to pay grants, with 173 reform projects still owed a total of
from state coffers. In the Western Cape, 17 projects were owed R196m. Some of
those waiting for money were from families evicted from District Six.
beneficiaries by his ministry, but transferred to “an acting agent”, most likely
the relevant municipality, as directed by the Public Finance Management
programmes had not been sustainable and confirmed that the target of
transferring 30% of agricultural land to black farmers by 2014 would not be
land under the government’s land reform policy had failed to make a commercial
success of their farmland.
end of apartheid but 90% of that land was not productive.
millions of rands this year to recapitalise failing farms.
bedevilled by the lack of capacity of those who received land to “continue
producing effectively and optimally on the land”.
Nkwinti caused a stir when he announced that his department would soon propose,
in a green paper, a three-tier system of land tenure.