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Land question: Significant ideological and policy shifts

14 April 2015

While land ownership and redistribution will feature as the key political issue of the next few decades, there is mounting evidence, say experts, of an elite capture of the redistribution programme, with politically connected businessmen and agri-business cashing in on how resources are redistributed. This creates an even greater urgency for the permanent appointment of a Judge President to the country’s Land Claims Court. By MARIANNE THAMM

By Marianne Thamm

The day before the newly constituted Judicial Services Commission (JSC) was due to begin interviews for seven judicial vacancies in Cape Town this week, it announced that hearings for the crucial position of Judge President for the Land Claims Court were being put on hold.

Read the full article from DAILY MAVERICK.


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