Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says denying land rights to SA’s black majority is a “time bomb”‚ with people’s patience on the matter “slowly wearing out”. Dlamini-Zuma, who serves as minister in the presidency for planning‚ monitoring and evaluation, was speaking at the department of rural development and land reform’s women and youth dialogue on land reform on Wednesday evening. She was accompanied by ANC Women’s League president and minister for women, Bathabile Dlamini‚ former communications minister Faith Muthambi and rural development minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. “This situation of the land is untenable‚” she said. “The continuous denial of land rights to the vast majority of South Africans is a time bomb. We stand to lose as the patience of our people is slowly wearing out. There must be urgently a way of dealing with this land issue. “Failure to do that means we risk instability in the country and we risk … [losing] a lot more than we can gain from being quiet. It cannot be busi...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now