Many policy analysts and academics argue that land reform has been a very slow process in SA. The general disenchantment is reflected in emerging proposals for land reform that include pilots on the Strengthening the Relative Rights of People Working the Land (50/50) policy and gazetting the Regulation of Agricultural Landholdings Bill — in an effort to "hasten" the process. But the pace of land reform has been fair and not as slow as experts and policy makers claim, especially if progress is measured and defined by how much land has been transferred from white to black ownership. However, the operational success of farms granted under various land-reform programmes is the key concern — with service delivery and co-ordination between government departments a key factor in explaining a number of failures. Official statistics on land restitution and land redistribution programmes presented by Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti in Parliament in 2017 show: •Total ...

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 articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now