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Old 28th Feb 2018, 10:04
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On Tuesday, Parliament voted in favour of expropriation of white-owned land without compensation:
New President Cyril Ramaphosa used his first major speech on February 16 to express his support for expropriation without compensation — as long as it increases food production.

Much of the most productive land in South Africa is still owned by white people, 24 years after the end of white-minority rule — one example of the country’s struggle to tackle its stark racial inequalities.

White farmers control 73 percent of arable land compared with 85 percent when apartheid ended in 1994, according to a recent study.

“The time for reconciliation is over; now is the time for justice,” EFF leader Julius Malema told parliament.

“It is about our dignity. We do not seek revenge… all that our people ever wanted is their land to which their dignity is rooted and founded.”

The ANC is increasingly under pressure to speed up land redistribution to help shore up its support among poorer black voters ahead of the election next year.
It's not law, yet - that would require a change to the Constitution.

Ramaphosa has to be clueless to think that his caveat means anything. Of course he'll get his assurances that expropriation will increase food production. Trust us, we know what we're doing ...
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