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Card image 05 June 2018 Daily Maverick

South Africa has all legislative and policy tools for land redistribution – politics, patronage and governance paralysis have made it impossible so far

There is much noise around land expropriation without compensation, including from the self-serving bands of politicians gearing up for the 2019 elections. The blunt reality is that the legislative and policy tools for land redistribution, restitution and reform to redress landlessness and inequality have existed for most of democratic South Africa. That little, if anything, has taken root has more to do with competing political interests, patronage networks and governance paralysis.

Expropriation, Land ownership, Land policy, Land related laws, Redistribution, Restitution, Traditional leadership read more

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