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Bitter fight looms over land

Arbitrary restrictions on farm sizes do not take into account the vast disparity of conditions in South Africa. (Madelene Cronje, M&G)

15 May 2015


By Lynley Donelly

The current Regulation of Land Holdings Bill raises so many problems and questions that serious challenges are inevitable.

Arbitrary restrictions on farm sizes do not take into account the vast disparity of conditions in South Africa. (Madelene Cronje, M&G)

Arbitrary restrictions on farm sizes do not take into account the vast disparity of conditions in South Africa. (Madelene Cronje, M&G)

Organised agriculture is hoping that sanity will prevail during parliamentary deliberations on the proposed Regulation of Land Holdings Bill that will introduce caps on the amount of land individuals can own.

But, if the proposal becomes law, the industry is prepared to take the matter to the courts, said Hans van der Merwe, the executive director of Agri SA.

Read the full article from Mail&Guardian.

 

 

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