South Africa’s land policy seeks to boost women in redistribution delivery

South Africa’s land policy seeks to boost women in redistribution delivery

In 2020, the South African government approved a women empowerment policy proposing that roughly 50% of the allocation of agricultural farming land under the Redistribution Programme should be for women, 40% for youth, and 10% for people living with disabilities. Titled “National Policy on Beneficiary Selection and Land Allocation of 2020” the policy is an essential intervention as it outlines who should benefit from land redistribution.

Minister Didiza’s Budget Vote Speech centered on the themes of private-public-partnership approaches

Minister Didiza’s Budget Vote Speech centered on the themes of private-public-partnership approaches

The Minister’s speech is positive as it centred on the theme of public-private partnerships for development and expansion in the sector and emphasised various programmes that the social partners are already working on in collaboration with the government. I share the minister’s broad view that harnessing the power of public and private sector collaboration is critical to unlocking opportunities for inclusive growth in the sector.

South Africa’s expropriation debate must not sap energy from agricultural master plan

South Africa’s expropriation debate must not sap energy from agricultural master plan

The debate over amending section 25 has gone beyond the realm of agriculture as various other stakeholders have engaged with parliament. As the outcome is likely to have direct implications for the success of the department’s work programme, it would be prudent for parliament to consider the broader impact on the agricultural and other sectors of the economy while SA is in an economic reconstruction phase.

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