Land reform has failed in South Africa

In 2001, a “New Strategic Plan for Agriculture” was signed between the government and the farmers’ organisation. The intention was to ensure that 30% of all agricultural land would be in the hands of black farmers by 2014. According to Dr Jan du Plessis in the latest issue of Intersearch, a Pretoria-based think-tank publication, in 2010 land reform in South Africa is still having major problems. No positive outcome seems possible in the foreseeable future. Government is unhappy about the situation, new farmers are dissatisfied, and commercial farmers try to continue “in a state of constant stress and uncertainty”. Read more here.

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