Advisory Panel on Land Reform Drawing Up Report

The Presidency

The Advisory Panel on Land Reform is to submit a final report to president Ramaphosa in March 2019.

The presidency announced this in a statement following a Colloquium hosted by the Advisory Panel last week.

The Advisory Panel was set up in September 2018 to support the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Land Reform.

In an earlier statement, the presidency indicated that the Panel will “advise the IMC on a broad range of policy matters associated with land reform, including restitution, redistribution, tenure security and agricultural support”.

According to the latest statement, policy proposals will be drawn up by February 2019.

Other issues discussed at the Colloquium included that Land Reform Policies will not be effective without effective and efficient Land Administration Framework and Land Governance Systems, a Private Land Acquisition Strategy to be urgently developed to fast-track redistribution, more work to focus on Compensation models (Including zero compensation) in line with developments on Expropriation without Compensation, agricultural and urban models and land evictions to be halted.

Sabinet Cape Town Office