That farmer David Rakgase has finally been recognised as the rightful owner of his farm is truly fantastic news in the midst of the doom of the Covid-19 lockdown. Rakgase’s victory is precisely the sort of structural reform we need to pursue in SA.

After an agreement made in 2002, Rakgase has been subject to an 18-year long struggle to own the property that is rightfully his. His fight is similar to that of many black South Africans who want to farm but find that the government will lease farmland to them but will not give them title deeds...

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