State-owned land, including land owned by state-owned enterprises, will be targeted first for the purposes of land redistribution, Deputy President David Mabuza said on Thursday. Mabuza spoke at The Land Solution conference under way in Bela Bela, where land and agrarian reform in SA was being discussed by broadly representative delegates of the agricultural sector. Mabuza also said the ANC would not support land grabs, which undermine the economy and agricultural production, and that the government would take steps to put a stop to it. At the same time, he said, the government would also not tolerate SA being undermined internationally, referring to statements made by lobby group Afriforum and an unconfirmed list it released of farms targeted for expropriation without compensation. "There is no government-supported onslaught against white farmers," he said. Instead, he said, the nation was able to resolve its land problems. "The government values agriculture as the backbone of the ...

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