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“Could SA land seizures be a repeat of 1960s Transkei farms mess?” – Biznews

08 May 2017


By Gareth Van Zyl

“As investors were gathering for the World Economic Forum on Africa in Durban last week, Minister for Small Business Development Lindiwe Zulu decided that it was time to call for land seizures. Zulu wants South Africa’s constitution changed to allow the seizure of land for redistribution to black people without compensation. She says the country’s laws are hindering economic transformation, years after 1994. Apart from one having to question her timing of such a call, there are further questions about whether government has actually even thought through land seizures properly. As this reader points out below, the Nats tried land grabs in the Transkei region in the 1960s and, today, several farms there allegedly lie in ruins. Could this be a sign of things to come for the rest of SA?…” – Biznews

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