From farm labourers to bosses: SA’s land reform scores a rare success
It was a hard-fought victory for South Africa’s black community seeking to reclaim land, and for the Moletele ethnic group it has become a surprising model of wider racial cooperation.
After a 10-year legal battle, the Moletele have taken back the land from which they were evicted by members of the white minority nearly a century ago.
The area, a picturesque range at the foot of mountains near Hoedspruit is dotted with trees heavy with fruit.
“To us, we see it as our dignity has been restored,” said Hezekiel Nkosi, the chairperson of the Moletele Communal Property Association, which pressed the claim.
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