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Pres­i­dent Cyril Ramaphosa has ap­pointed an In­ter-Min­is­te­rial Com­mit­tee (IMC) on land re­form, chaired by Deputy Pres­i­dent David Mabuza.

The IMC will co­or­di­nate and im­ple­ment mea­sures to ac­cel­er­ate the re­dis­tri­bu­tion of land.

The nine-mem­ber IMC will also deal with the pro­vi­sion of agri­cul­tural sup­port and the re­dress of spa­tial in­equal­ity within a broad and com­pre­hen­sive land re­dis­tri­bu­tion and agri­cul­tural de­vel­op­ment pro­gramme.

“Pres­i­dent Ramaphosa’s ap­point­ment of the

IMC is in line with his com­mit­ment, made dur­ing the State of the Na­tion Ad­dress, to ac­cel­er­ate the land re­dis­tri­bu­tion pro­gramme not only to re­dress a grave his­tor­i­cal in­jus­tice, but also to bring more pro­duc­ers into the agri­cul­tural sec­tor and to make more land avail­able for cul­ti­va­tion to­wards se­cu­rity, ru­ral de­vel­op­ment, poverty re­duc­tion and strength­en­ing the econ­omy,” said the Pres­i­dency.

The IMC com­prises the fol­low­ing min­is­ters: Min­is­ter for Plan­ning, Mon­i­tor­ing and Eval­u­a­tion in the Pres­i­dency, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma; Min­is­ter of Ru­ral De­vel­op­ment and Land Re­form, Maite Nkoana-Masha­bane; Min­is­ter of Agri­cul­ture, Forestry and Fish­eries, Sen­zeni Zok­wana; Min­is­ter of Co­op­er­a­tive Gov­er­nance and Tra­di­tional Af­fairs, Zweli Mkhize; Min­is­ter of Fi­nance, Nh­lanhla Nene; Min­is­ter of Hu­man Set­tle­ments, No­main­dia Mfeketo; Min­is­ter of Jus­tice and Cor­rec­tional Ser­vices, Michael Ma­sutha; Min­is­ter of Pub­lic En­ter­prises, Pravin Gord­han; and Min­is­ter of Pub­lic Works,Thu­las Nx­esi.

The Pres­i­dent will also ap­point a panel of ex­perts to pro­vide tech­ni­cal sup­port to the IMC.

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