Framework is the Constitution which provides for the protection of property rights, but also mandates certain land reform measures. Three broad programmes of land reform in terms of the Constitution: Restitution; Redistribution; and Tenure Reform. Each of these programmes really need to be examined separately to understand to what extent they have succeeded or failed and why. Twenty three years down the line there is huge frustration about the lack of progress and the extent to which land reform has met peoples’ expectations. Land reform has indeed become a political football and that is very dangerous, for the sector, for the value-chain and for the country.
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