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South Africa. Source: Google Earth

03 May 2015


South Africa. Source: Google Earth

South Africa. Source: Google Earth

By Yolandi Groenewald

Getting to the bottom of land ownership in South Africa is not a straightforward business. Statistics are incomplete and, despite a state land audit, little is known about the racial make-up of land ownership in the country.

While an audit conducted last year by the department of rural development and land reform showed that 79% of the country’s land may still be in private hands, it did not reveal whether those hands were black or white.

Read the full article from News24.

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