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“Government land reform policies not putting beneficiaries first” – farmingportal

07 April 2017 

“Land reform in South Africa is not a nice-to-have, it is a fundamental constitutional right that aims to bring about restorative justice and create economic opportunities for those that were historically excluded from that opportunity. In this context, it goes without saying that the needs of the very persons intended to benefit should be at the forefront of the solution design, but sadly the latest policy proposals emanating from the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform seem to negate this crucial component. Interested persons have until the 17 April to submit written comments on the Regulation of Agricultural Land Holdings Bill, which seeks to prohibit prospective ownership of agricultural land by foreigners as well as limit the maximum amount of land that any person can own in the Republic…” – farmingportal

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