Fol­low­ing the ground rules

Finweek English Edition - - Letters -

WHAT HAP­PENED THE LAND CLAIMS COM­MIS­SION, which has twice post­poned the fi­nal­i­sa­tion date for SA’s 79 000 land claims, has in­di­cated the fi­nal­i­sa­tion of the 4 949 out­stand­ing claims could con­tinue for an­other five years. Agri­cul­tural or­gan­i­sa­tion TAU SA said 8 311 claims/year had so far been fi­nalised and that an­other five years meant only 990/year, thereby open­ing the door to cor­rup­tion. BUSI­NESS DAY called it a land claims mess, with the com­mis­sion again re­fer­ring to many fac­tors re­spon­si­ble for the de­lay and not it­self. It’s clear that a large part of Gov­ern­ment’s land re­form pol­icy is be­ing poorly ap­plied or is un­suit­able, the pa­per said. Beeld said a “land Codesa” was ur­gently needed. The Cit­i­zen warned that con­sumers’ cur­rent food hard­ships were merely be­ing ex­ac­er­bated.

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