LETTER: Cruel land policy echoes apartheid practices
The hostility to private ownership will have severe consequences for aspirant black homeowners and farmers
Your article (“Eviction of black farmers raises questions about readiness for land reform (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/2021-03-23-eviction-of-black-farmers-raises-questions-about-readiness-for-land-reform/)”, March 23) brings to mind the parliamentary debate in February 2018 on the EFF’s motion to change section 25 of the constitution. Parliament having delivered a vote to investigate an amendment — effectively putting the country on an official path towards expropriation without compensation — much of the detail of what was said was ignored.
Key here are the comments by former land affairs minister Gugile Nkwinti. He made it clear that the ANC and the government it headed had no intention of conferring ownership of land holdings to the beneficiaries of its land reform programme...
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