Annelize Crosby | Don't blame slow pace of land reform on legal framework

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The author argues that no changes need to be made to Section 25 of the Constitution to achieve just and equitable land redistribution.
The author argues that no changes need to be made to Section 25 of the Constitution to achieve just and equitable land redistribution.
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The slow pace of land reform to date and the loss in production on land reform farms and the failure to empower people economically through land reform is a failure of implementation, rather than a failure of legal framework, writes AgriSA's Annelize Crosby.

The parliamentary process started early in 2018 with the motion by the EFF. 

Then came the Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) that was inundated with something between 500 000 and 700 000 written submissions, which they did not know how to deal with. There was controversy around the service provider that was appointed to go through and summarise the submissions. The company appointed seemed to be very inexperienced in this kind of work and was appointed without consulting the CRC members. Despite this flawed process and despite the members of the committee not being able to even agree on some of their minutes, the resolution to propose the go-ahead with the amendment of Section 25 was passed.  

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