South African Land Reform Is Negotiable, Minister says
Author: Dana Sanchez
The issue of land reform has put the South African government under pressure to transform the agricultural sector and address injustices of the past, according to a report in BusinessDayLive by Bekezela Phakathi.
President Jacob Zuma said that land was critical in redressing past wrongs in his February state of the nation address.
As the government tries to push on with the redistribution of land to black farmers, a proposal to limit farm size to 12,000 hectares is a “negotiating tactic,” the minister of agriculture said, according to a BusinessInsider report by Ed Stoddard.
In the Western Cape, home of South Africa’s wine industry, there are multiple projects on the books for agricultural land-reform.
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