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How the land redistribution budget is being diverted to elites*

The government says land redistribution is at the top of its agenda. Its actions say otherwise. The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform’s only funding initiative for land reform beneficiaries, the Recapitalisation and Development Programme (RECAP), is diverting funds away from land reform and towards a small group of commercial farmers and preferred “strategic …

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Nothing in Nene’s budget for land restitution rush

There was nothing in Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s first three-year budget programme for South Africa’s ambitious land restitution programme reopened earlier this year. Officials have estimated that the reopening of the land restitution claims window until June 2019 will cost the government between R129-billion and R179-billion over 15 years. But Nene made no new allocation to …

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Restitution Amendment Bill still in the NCOP

Recent news reports purport that the Restitution of Amendment Bill [B-2013] has been passed in parliament. These reports are misleading as this is not entirely the case.  The Restitution Amendment Bill was approved by the National Assembly on 25 February. But a few months ago the bill was retagged a section 76 bill following advice …

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