Up to 90% of land reform projects are unsuccessful, according to ANC presidential hopeful and businessman Mathews Phosa He said internal conflict and a lack of skills were some of the factors that had contributed to this."You give me land. I have no skills. I have no capital. I only have an emotional joy towards the land‚" Phosa said on Thursday, on the sidelines of the annual congress of agricultural industry body AgriSA in Muldersdrift. Phosa was a guest speaker at the congress.President Jacob Zuma urged land claimants in his state of the nation address in February to take the land instead of the financial compensation."Over 90% of claims are currently settled through financial compensation, which does not help the process at all. It perpetuates dispossession. It also undermines economic empowerment‚" said Phosa.He said 70% of land in Limpopo that was returned is lying fallow. "It means you are losing jobs‚ you are losing your food security advantage‚ your global competitiveness‚ ...

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