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South Africa: Govt to Transfer 8.9 Million Hectares of Land By 2030

08 May 2015

Government needs to transfer 8.9 million hectares of agricultural land by 2030 in order to meet the National Development Plan (NDP) target, says Rural Development and Land Reform Deputy Minister Mncebisi Skwatsha.

Delivering the departmental Budget Vote speech for the financial year 2015/16, Deputy Minister Skwatsha said chapter 6 of the NDP sets a target of transferring 20% of agricultural land to black people by 2030.

He said 20% of the 82 million hectares of agricultural land translates into 16.4 million hectares. From 1994 to December 2014, the state transferred 7.5 million hectares, or 46% of the 16.4 million hectares, to black farmers.

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