The nationalisation of land in SA is not an option and the state will focus on issuing title deeds to land reform beneficiaries, deputy president David Mabuza said on Thursday. "Our land reform programme seeks to transfer title deeds to individual owners … it doesn’t help the state to keep the land to itself," Mabuza said during a question and answer session in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on Thursday. While Mabuza was addressing the NCOP on land, things grew heated in the national assembly where the joint constitutional review committee is holding public hearings on the possibility of amending section 25 or the property clause of the constitution to make it clear how land could be expropriated without compensation. There were fiery exchanges between Afrikaner rights group AfriForum and MPs across the political spectrum as the lobby group made its submissions. In his submission to the committee, AfriForum’s Ernst Roets said that the "biggest historic fallacy is that whit...

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