For years, the farming community has been asking for a complete and reliable land audit to obtain real figures of who owns what, rather than relying on ANC political rhetoric. In the latest Landbouweekblad, there is a report of an audit by economist Johann Bornman of Agri Development Solutions. The ANC would not enjoy reading it because it would appear that despite the enormous gains in black ownership, there has been very little benefit. Of the total land surface, 48.8% is in white hands and 39.6% is in black hands. If one narrows that down to purely agricultural land, 65% is in white hands and 35% is in black hands. Despite these facts, the ANC will no doubt continue to propagate the myth that over 80% of land is in the hands of the minority group, because without this figure, it has little ammunition in the land debate. The ANC would like to lay claim to all land, even the nearly 50% of the country’s surface area that historically never saw an Nguni person (Western Cape, Karoo an...

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