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Regulation of Land Holdings bill ‘moving fast’ to become law – Minister

Author: Ray Mahlaka

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform is aiming for the controversial Regulation of Land Holdings Bill, which looks to ban land ownership by foreign nationals, to be submitted to Parliament by August to test its constitutionality. 

This follows the announcement of the bill in February, making further provisions for reducing land ownership by foreign nationals to leaseholds for a minimum of 30 years.  

Local landowners are also mentioned in the bill, as it puts a 12 000 hectare land ownership ceiling by locals. 

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