Granting black South Africans the opportunity to be property owners is central to the DA’s land reform policy‚ the party’s leader, Mmusi Maimane, says. "We are the only party in SA that has focused on reforming ownership of urban land by making sure that beneficiaries of state-subsidised housing have full ownership title to those homes. "We have made 75‚000 homeowners already‚ and are distributing more title deeds every day we are in government‚" he said on Monday‚ referring to initiatives implemented by the party in the Western Cape. Mechanisms existed to achieve this‚ he said. "The aggressive expansion of affordable housing projects in central business districts (CBDs)‚ the rapid delivery of title deeds‚ share equity schemes and land reform projects in the Western Cape are but a few examples." Maimane said the party believed strongly that citizens living on communal or tribal trust land must have "absolutely certain" security of tenure that is both recorded and legally enforceable...

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