16 October 2015
By Peter Bruce
Every South African should have the right to half a hectare of arable land. They should be given it at the age of 21
…I agree with Julius Malema and his party that land is the key to reducing poverty. And even inequality. In fact, every South African should have a right to half a hectare of arable land. They should be given it at the age of 21 and be able to work it, sell it, combine it or develop it within the confines of reasonable laws. The state can claim back reasonable costs from a citizen’s estate when they die.
The state should be much better at freeing up land for development, especially near cities. It is the scarcity of land that drives up property prices and sharpens inequality.
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