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South Africa Needs Debate on Land-Ownership Cap, Minister Says

Author: Andre Janse Van Vuuren and Tshepiso Mokhema

South Africa should hold further discussions on plans to cap the amount of land an individual can own and doesn’t want the process to compromise food production, Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana said.

“Nothing is cast in stone,” Zokwana told reporters at a grain-farmers’ congress in Bothaville in the Free State province. “We need more debate. We have to take into account the type of crop we’re involved in. The areas you’re farming and all those things need to be brought into account. The key is to ensure there’s food security” as land reform should “increase production,” he said

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