Terms of Reference for District Land Committees
The 2012 National Development Plan (NDP) emphasizes the need to reintegrate rural areas into mainstream economic development, which would allow rural residents to share in the dividends of South Africa’s overall economic growth and prosperity. Land reform within the context of the NDP is geared towards ensuring that agricultural development and subsequent inclusive rural economic growth are central outcomes of the reform process. Addressing the inequitable distribution of land is a crucial step in accomplishing integration of rural areas into the mainstream economy.
The NDP asserts that various models of land acquisition and redistribution should be considered to resolve the slow pace of land reform and the lack of successful implementation of policy at the local level. With this in mind, the NDP contends that land reform should be based on the following principles…
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