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.

South Africa’s agriculture and land reform: How far are we from an integrated and inclusive rural economy?

State of the Nation Address a mixed bag on agriculture

The agricultural message within the State of the Nation Address was a mixed bag; an acknowledgement of the farming potential to create jobs and foster growth, yet a hazy view on land policy and support programmes for land reform beneficiaries. There may also be an over-reliance on the master plans; time will tell if it will genuinely deliver on its promise.

Some thoughts on South Africa’s Land Reform

South Africa’s agricultural policy in 2021

Wandile Sihlobo, Johann Kirsten and Sifiso Ntombela[i] From the Reconstruction and Development Programme of President Mandela to the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative of President Mbeki, the National Development Plan of President Zuma and recently the...
Mnangagwa makes right move on farms

Mnangagwa makes right move on farms

When Emmerson Mnangagwa assumed office as president of Zimbabwe in late 2017, one of the immediate tasks he had was to rebuild an economy that had performed poorly for nearly two decades. At the heart of this process was a need for revitalisation of the agricultural...

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