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Minister of Agriculture Senzeni Zokwana can make cpmforting noises but has little say on land matters, which is the preserve of fellow minister Gugule Nkwiti. (Gustav Butlex, M&G)
Minister of Agriculture Senzeni Zokwana can make cpmforting noises but has little say on land matters, which is the preserve of fellow minister Gugule Nkwiti. (Gustav Butlex, M&G)

Minister of Agriculture Senzeni Zokwana can make cpmforting noises but has little say on land matters, which is the preserve of fellow minister Gugule Nkwiti. (Gustav Butlex, M&G)

15 May 2015


By Phillip de Wet

The need for land reform seems to be a no-brainer. So why is it marred by uncertainty?

Everyone wants land reform in South Africa, or so went the discussion at the annual Nampo Harvest Festival in the Free State, held this week: farmers, farm workers, the government, political parties, financiers, consumers and voters.

The money is available, to the tune of R15-billion from private lenders over the next 15 years, plus whatever the government chooses to add out of the national budget or through state lenders such as the Industrial Development Corporation.

Read the full article from Mail&Guardian.

 

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