Land reform mirage: ANC govt fails to take property rights seriously
JOHANNESBURG — Land reform is a hot political tool in Southern Africa and the likes of the ANC and EFF are well aware of this. Promises around expropriation without compensation have been ratcheted up particularly by the ANC as it continues to stumble on poor service delivery woes. But even if the government were to properly carry through on its land reform desires, there are still too many questions around how much land the state itself owns and whether or not title deeds will be handed over to those who take over state land in particular. Without the title deeds, land reform will then become meaningless as well. – Gareth van Zyl
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