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Land reform laws biased against blacks, says Zuma

President Jacob Zuma told the National House of Traditional Leaders that land reform laws are biased towards black people.

Zuma added that the cut-off date for claims (which currently goes back to 1913) does not extend far back enough.

According to Professor Ruth Hall, land dispossession in South Africa stretches much further back than the 1913 Natives Land Act.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:

I think he's right to say that the law is lop-sided, in that people who were dispossessed have to prove that they were there.

Ruth Hall, Professor at the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies

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