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Grain farmers want land plan cap scrapped

25 March 2015

By Andre Janse van Vuuren and Tshepiso Mokhema

The proposal to cap the amount of land deeds an individual might hold would affect food production and the government should consider alternative ways to remedy racial inequality in ownership, the biggest grains lobby said.

President Jacob Zuma in February introduced the Regulation of Land Holdings Bill as a way to redress economic disparities between whites and blacks that were created under apartheid rule. It proposes to limit the area of land anyone can hold to 12 000 hectares, or two title deeds. Excess land will be bought and redistributed and the limit will be applied retrospectively.

Read the full article from Business Report.

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