27 February, 2013
Press briefing by Minister Nkwinti on land reform
Please find two articles that appeared in the Business
Day regarding the above briefing which was held on Friday 22nd February 2013 at which he gave journalists an insight into Government's
latest proposals regarding the land reform process. In brief the main
proposals mentioned are as follows:
of "willing buyer, willing seller" principle with that of
"just and equitable" valuation of land determined by
ownership of agricultural land would be prohibited and replaced with leases for
a minimum of 30 years.
limits on the extent of privately owned large-, medium- and smal-scale farms
would be determined by the Department. Land over and above the set limits
would be expropriated and sold to black owners.
and public land would be leased out.
land would be subject to institution land rights.
In addition to the above, the Minister also announced that
the land claims process would be reopened in respect of those (a) who had not
met the deadline for lodging claims (31st December 1998) and
(b) in certain cases, for the descendants of those who had been dispossessed of
land prior to 1913.
Download the original document:
Land redistribution a political
Nkwinti gives details of changes
to land tenure system