Land claims: Some of the good news and the lay of the land
Author: Marianne Thamm
There are three components to land reform, a key political issue in South Africa: redistribution, tenure reform and restitution. While redistribution and tenure reform remain sluggish and controversial, the 2014/15 annual report of the Commission on Restitution of Land rights shows much has been accomplished with regard to the R2-billion spent settling 428 claims. The symbolic value of these successes should not be underestimated.
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