Tuesday, February 07, 2006

SA land expropriation to start soon

South Africa will from next month start large-scale expropriations of land from white farmers after years of compensation negotiations proved unsuccessful, a top official said on Monday. M&G

ThokoDidiza says she is happy with the land claims process taking place in the Limpopo province, despite anecdotal evidence that the process is running as smooth as it should be. She says she will only react once queries have been brought to her attention... SABC

3 Months ago ...
Expropriated farms collapsed due to lack of skills; as in Zimbabwe.
November 01, 2005

Thoko Didiza, the land affairs minister, will today address a shock finding that most of the 70 farms, bought by the Limpopo government for R100 million under a Land Acquisition Grant Programme, have collapsed.

A National Council of Provinces (NCOP) and MEC delegation that visited several of the farms, found that most of the projects had failed due to a lack of skills and funds. The farms were bought between 1997 and 2002 for communities who opted for farming instead of RDP housing projects. SABC

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