The debate on land reform has not translated well in the US and investors are looking for more transparency from the South African government that it will not hurt the economy, says US deputy secretary of state John Sullivan. Addressing the media on Friday evening in Rosebank, following talks with SA officials, Sullivan said a number of issues were discussed. “Land reform has gotten significant attention but there is a lot of misinformation in the US. I don't think it has translated well across the ocean and been covered with the depth and perspective that is necessary.” US President Donald Trump waded into the land debate last year in a late-night tweet in which he said he had asked secretary of state Mike Pompeo to look into land and farm seizures and the large-scale killing of farmers in SA. Trump's comments drew a backlash from the SA government, which said he was misinformed, and led to the rand weakening by 1.5%. The US, one of SA's biggest investors and trade partners, was on...

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