DRDLR Clarifies Position on Land Reform

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

The rural development and land reform minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, has reiterated that expropriation of land without compensation will be done in a manner that ensures food security, increases agricultural production and improves economic growth.

In a statement, the rural development and land reform department confirmed that it will seek to speed up land reform within the framework set down by current policies and legislation while the parliamentary processes are being finalised.

“The Minister urges all South Africans, Investors and the International community to exercise patience and trust the capabilities of Parliament to handle this matter appropriately in the interest of all South Africans and all who live in South Africa.”

The recent motion passed by parliament to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation has resulted in the setting up of a constitutional review committee to look at all aspects of the matter.

The committee will report back to parliament by 30 August 2018.

Sabinet Cape Town Office