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Minister firm on farm size limit, despite opposition

Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti. Picture: HERALD FILES

23 June 2015


By Linda Ensor

Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti. Picture: HERALD FILES

Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti. Picture: HERALD FILES

Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti is pressing ahead with government’s plan to limit the size of farms despite strong opposition by AgriSA which believes the policy is impractical.

Mr Nkwinti reaffirmed the ceilings on farm sizes in his budget vote speech in the National Council of Provinces on Tuesday. He said the Regulation of Landholdings Bill, which will introduce land ceilings and prohibit land ownership by foreign nationals will be submitted to Parliament this year.

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