Inter-Ministerial Committee on Land Reform Set Up

The Presidency

An Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Land Reform has been appointed.

In a statement, the presidency confirmed that the IMC is chaired by Deputy President David Mabuza.

The IMC is tasked with coordinating and implementing measures to “accelerate the redistribution of land, the extension of security of tenure, the provision of agricultural support and the redress of spatial inequality within a broad and comprehensive land redistribution and agricultural development programme.”

According to the presidency, president Ramaphosa will soon appoint a panel of experts to “provide technical support to the IMC as it carries out its important task of expediting land reform through all available measures, including expropriation without compensation.”

Meanwhile, in a separate statement, the cooperative governance and traditional affairs department has announced that the issue of expropriation of land without compensation currently under discussion does not include land under the control of traditional leaders.

The ministerial task team appointed by cabinet to engage with traditional leaders on the land expropriation issue met with traditional leaders last week.

The task team falls under the IMC.

The COGTA minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, pointed out that the views expressed in the High Level Panel report are “not those of government or the governing party but those of the Panel.”

Sabinet Cape Town Office