The African Farmers Association of SA (Afasa) supports the ANC’s policy position on the expropriation of land without compensation, although it takes a strong position on the inalienability of freehold title, says Afasa president Vuyo Mahlati. The association represents the interests of African farmers in SA. It was started in 2011 with 3,000 founding members. Mahlati said on Thursday that considering the "spectacular failure" of land reform in SA, this policy had become necessary to transform agriculture. However, the policy had to be executed without affecting others’ rights. "The right farms have to go to the right beneficiaries," Mahlati said. "It is necessary to right previous wrongs but it must be done in such a way that SA’s food security is not threatened and more agricultural producers are created," she said. Mahlati said Afasa unconditionally supported the expropriation of land without compensation in cases of historical dispossession. Afasa’s position follows consultation...

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