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Card image 01 September 2010 Phuhlisani NPC

The poverty of Restitution? The case of Schmidtsdrift

Land reform and rural development are routinely presented as key components of the poverty reduction strategy driven by the State. The restitution programme occupies a particular place in the broader land reform programme as it specifically seeks to redress the land dispossession which took place since 1913 and to alleviate the impoverishment and suffering it caused.

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