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Land dispossession: A feature of democratic South Africa

10 February 2016

But an initiative is driving a nail into the apartheid coffin by ensuring that residents of Tumahole become owners of land and homes.


By Leon Louw

When people own their homes they take home tins of paint instead of bottles of brandy. But for many black households a generation after apartheid ended little has changed; they still do not own their homes and kraals. Land dispossession, apartheid’s greatest travesty, lives on.

Today, the Free State government, the Ngwathe Municipality, First National Bank (FNB) and the Free Market Foundation (FMF) are in effect injecting more than R10-million into the economy of a small “township”, Tumahole, the Soweto of Parys. This partnership will empower residents, stimulate the local economy and drive a crucial nail into the apartheid coffin.

Read the full article from Rand Daily Ma

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