Resolving land issue in South Africa

Once and for all, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa revealed on March 1 how he wanted to address the thorny issue of land expropriation. Aside from avoiding the possible tension, Ramaphosa aims to resolve the issue of racial disparities in property ownership.

In line with this, South Africa made a decision to quicken the land transfer from white to black owners when parliament backed a motion seeking to change the constitution, allowing the land expropriation without compensation. Moreover, ANC, also known as the African National Congress, has promised reforms to redress racial disparities in land ownership and in the end, the subject stays intensely emotive more than two decades after the apartheid’s end. Most of South Africa’s brutal colonial dispossession land following centuries is still owned by Whites.

During his inauguration two weeks ago, Ramaphosa said that he would speed up the transfer of land to black people. However, he believes that security and food production must be preserved. According to MoneyWeb, he said in parliament, “I will shortly initiate a dialogue with key stakeholders… There is no need for any one of us to panic and start beating war drums.”

“We are going to address this and make sure that we come up with resolutions that resolve this once and for all. This original sin that was committed when our country was colonized must be resolved in a way that will take South Africa forward.” Check out Papa Survey official website for more inquiries.

Meanwhile, Civil rights group called Afri Forum said they will launch the international campaign to inform foreign investors and governments how “property rights in South Africa are being threatened.” AtriForum CEO Kallie Kriel said land expropriation might unleash conflict in the country without any elaboration. Also, AfriForum is set to lobby South African trade partners and ask the countries whose citizens own lands. With this, they will be able to put pressure on Pretoria, which will withhold the process of land expropriation.