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South Africa’s 35 000 remaining commercial farmers (from 120 000 in 1994) are vital to the food security of 54 million South Africans. They also contribute 3,9% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and employ more than 650 000 people, mostly unskilled. Commercial farmers underpin the rural economy and the prosperity of small rural towns.
originally posted by: howtonhawky
a reply to: ketsuko
I got your point. You would want to remove people you disagree with or feel are dragging the country down.iyho
Mine was that i am reading lots of reports of homeless blacks in cali. and other places that would prolly take a ticket to sa if givin the chance.
And while Mr Mugabe was endorsing his former enemy, the same white farmers that he reviled were in their hundreds at Borrowdale Race Course in Harare embracing his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa, a Zanu-PF stalwart who was once Mr Mugabe's right-hand man.
It would have been understandable for those former white farmers to stick with the MDC.
But they now see their political interests safer with Mr Mnangagwa, who has promised 99-year leases to those who want to return to farming.
...A group of people have invaded a wine farm in Stellenbosch and erected informal structures, despite being evicted from the same area several months ago....
...The right to housing is an established fundamental human right that is enshrined in section 26 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996. The Constitution further extends the right to housing by affording a person the right not to be evicted from his home, or have his home demolished, without an order of court.
The second recognition of 'squatter's rights' is evident in the laws preventing a landowner from evicting squatters off his property or land. The Prevention of Illegal Eviction From and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act 19 or 1998 (PIE), dictates that only a court has the discretion to grant an eviction order and only insofar as it is just and equitable under the circumstances.
'Land-grabbers' and 'squatters' fall within the definition of an 'unlawful occupier' in terms of section 1 of PIE and as such, the temporary right referred to in PIE can be said to be the same as 'squatter's rights'. The landowner must therefore first obtain an order of court to evict squatters.
PIE thus affords the unlawful occupier or squatter a temporary, limited right of occupation and entitlement to remain on the land without the landowner's consent. This protection for 'squatter's rights' persists until the government can provide alternative accommodation to the unlawful occupier who would be left homeless as a result of the eviction.
...Although the limitation of property ownership is generally temporary, in certain circumstances this limitation may have a permanent effect in instances where the government fails to provide alternative accommodation or permanent housing on alternative property. In such a case, the landowner will be entitled to compensation from the government...
Does anyone point out the obvious and ask the government and its agencies to look at your northern neighbours and observe the obvious consequences of the policies they seem so intent to implement and enforce?
“We cannot copy other countries because they did not have the same conditions that we experienced in South Africa. We are coming up with solutions for South Africa informed by our historical conditions of colonialism and apartheid,” Shivambu said.
“We’re not going to go the Zimbabwean route.”
Nkosi-Malobane says the resolution on land expropriation without compensation is non-negotiable.
Nkosi-Malobane says however that those in charge of giving black people their land back will be responsible.
“But we’ll also make sure that our people don’t end up suffering after the land has been taken back to them.”
As of 2016 the South African government has pumped more than R60bn [403 Million US $] into land reform projects since 1994. Despite this investment, the land reform programme has not stimulated development in the targeted rural areas. A report by the South African Government's Financial and Fiscal Commission shows that land reform as a mechanism for agricultural development and job creation has failed. A survey by the commission in Limpopo province, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape found that most land reform farms show little or no agricultural activity; the land reform beneficiaries earn little to no income, and the majority of these beneficiaries seek work on surrounding commercial farms instead of actively farming their own land. Where farming is taking place on land reform farms, these farms operate below their full agricultural potential and are mainly used for subsistence agriculture. On average, crop production had decreased by 79% since conversion to land reform. In the three provinces surveyed, job losses averaged 84%, with KwaZulu-Natal suffering a 94% job haemorrhage.