British Prime Minister Theresa May has endorsed SA’s approach to land reform, but emphasises that the process must be legal and transparent. May, who is visiting SA as part of the UK’s efforts to boost relations ahead of that country’s exit from the EU in 2019, said the UK supported land reform "that is legal, transparent and follows democratic process". "It’s an issue I raised with President [Cyril] Ramaphosa when he was in London earlier this year … I will be talking about it with him later today," said May in response to questions at a business forum in Cape Town on Tuesday. "I welcome the comments that he has already made about approaching land reform bearing in mind economic and social consequences ... and that land reform will be no smash and grab," May said. Her views on the contentious land issue stand in stark contrast to US President Donald Trump’s assessment last week. In a tweet that rattled local markets, Trump said he had asked US secretary of state Mike Pompeo "to clo...

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