The ANC has dragged its heels on land reform for years - analyst

During his January 8th statement, President Jacob Zuma said the ANC believes it is time to return the land to people and that government will use the Expropriation of Land Act to speed up land redistribution.

Annika Claasen, Director of Land and Accountability Research Centre at UCT, says unless there are major changes, she doesn't see how what the ANC can promise this will happen anytime soon.

The Expropriation Bill has been referred back to Parliament by the President so it is not yet law.

Annika Claasen, Director of Land and Accountability Research Centre at UCT

In any event we didn't need that law in order to expropriate land at below market value.

Annika Claasen, Director of Land and Accountability Research Centre at UCT

Claasen says land reform could've taken place a while back but it hasn't, which makes one wonder what has changed now to make it take place.

To hear more on what Claasen had to say on issues of land reform, please listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : The ANC has dragged its heels on land reform for years - analyst


Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM
Read More
Wits Nehawu members down tools over salaries

Wits Nehawu members down tools over salaries

Nehawu Wits acting secretary Tumisho Madihlaba says negotiations with management deadlocked resulting in a strike.

Former Eskom interim CEO Sean Maritz under fire for signing off R400 mil payment

Former Eskom interim CEO Sean Maritz under fire for signing off R400 mil payment

‘Documents show that the fee contract was entered into by Anoj Singh & signed off by the acting CEO Sean Maritz' - Chris Yelland

‘Qedani Mahlangu helped people die then she ran away’ – Stephen Grootes

‘Qedani Mahlangu helped people die then she ran away’ – Stephen Grootes

Stephan Grootes shares his views on the events that unfolded at Life Esidimini and comments on Qedani Mahlangu’s apology.

Malema is the canary in the coal mine - land reform expert

Malema is the canary in the coal mine - land reform expert

Land reform is slow and ineffective and the question of whether enough is being done to address the land question looks gloomy.

Issues of women and land reform under the spotlight on Friday Stand In

Issues of women and land reform under the spotlight on Friday Stand In

Friday Stand In Nomboniso Gasa speaks to two women who have played an important role in empowering rural women.

Solms-Delta farmworkers bucking the trend in transformation

Solms-Delta farmworkers bucking the trend in transformation

Solms-Delta farm workers are an interesting case for land reform in action with interventions put in place under new ownership.

Popular articles
Discovery CEO (and founder) Adrian Gore bares his soul about money

Discovery CEO (and founder) Adrian Gore bares his soul about money

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Gore about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

"Duduzane Zuma is the Gupta family's greatest asset"

"Duduzane Zuma is the Gupta family's greatest asset"

Sunday Times journo Thanduxolo Jika who broke the front page story about the Gupta family emails vouches for their authenticity.

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.

'My daughter bought Spur shares when she was 10 years old' - Dr Adrian Saville

'My daughter bought Spur shares when she was 10 years old' - Dr Adrian Saville

What does Citadel’s famed disciple of contrarian, deep-value investing Dr Adrian Saville hope for (and fear) about money?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...