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Nkwinti moots 5,000 hectare ceiling on farm land ownership

08 May 2015


Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Guguli Nkwinti on Friday proposed limiting land ownership by large scale farmers to 5,000 hectares and warned critics that the country risked a stark choice between redistribution and land grabs.Picture:ANN7

Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Guguli Nkwinti on Friday proposed limiting land ownership by large scale farmers to 5,000 hectares and warned critics that the country risked a stark choice between redistribution and land grabs.Picture:ANN7

Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Guguli Nkwinti on Friday proposed limiting land ownership by large scale farmers to 5,000 hectares and warned critics that the country risked a stark choice between redistribution and land grabs.

Speaking during his budget vote address in the National Assembly, Nkwinti said small, medium and large-scale would respectively be allowed to own 1,000 hectares [ha], 2,500 hectares and 5,000 hectares of land. The state planned to expropriate the remainder.

Read the full article from The New Age.

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