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Land reform ‘bedevilled’ by unplanned informal settlements

A resident makes use of a public water point in Boiketlong informal settlement in Sebokeng, south of Johannesburg. Picture: THE TIMES

16 October 2015


By Penelope Mashego

A resident makes use of a public water point in Boiketlong informal settlement in Sebokeng, south of Johannesburg. Picture: THE TIMES

A resident makes use of a public water point in Boiketlong informal settlement in Sebokeng, south of Johannesburg. Picture: THE TIMES

SOUTH Africa’s land reform initiatives are bedevilled by unplanned informal settlements, land grabs and invasions, Rural Development and Land Reform Deputy Minister Mcebisi Skwatsha said on Thursday.

Addressing Agri SA’s two-day congress in Pretoria, the deputy minister also cited multiple title registrations, tenure insecurity and “high entry barriers” among the problems affecting land redistribution.

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