Land reform – the unknown future trend
Author: Johann Pienaar
Since it’s instigation, land reform has been a contentious issue with political sentiments often implying that land should be obtained at little or no cost, assuming that land can be equated to wealth and probably also that current ownership of land is illegitimate.
Some political parties not only often echo similar sentiments very explicitly but government initiatives in this regard seem to be supportive of such notions. Land reform is a constitutional imperative but whether policy responses in support of this are currently serving equally important goals also in relation to human rights issues like the right to food, which hinges on economic growth and employment creation, is debatable.
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