Today Minister of Rural
Development and Land Reform Gugile Nkwinti briefed journalists in Parliament
about four pillars of land reform.
The pillars of land reform consist of
redistribution, restitution, development and tenure reform.
Nkwinti said that the land reform had been
narrowly interpreted to refer to
the first two pillars.
The result has been a focus on the number
of farmers and hectares transferred from white owners to black claimants.
Ministerial Spokesperson Mtobeli Mxotwa
said that farms transferred to black people and communities, through the
various Redistribution programmes, from 1994 to the 31st of January
2013, amounted to 4 813 farms, which translates to 4, 123 million
hectares, benefiting 230 886 persons, of which 50 440 are women.
The state spent R12. 9 billion.
Of the 4, 123 million hectares acquired.
The Government has recapitalized 696 farms
into full operation, employing 4 982 permanent workers.
Labels: ANC:State spent close to R13 Billion on Department of Rural Development and Land Reform