09 february 2013
North West Premier Thandi Modise on
Thursday said illegal sub-letting of state farms causes conflict among emerging
Modise was told this during a meeting with
representatives of the African Farmers Association of South Africa this
The premier is expected to engage
with farmers organizations about illegal game farms. Unproductive and
underutilized leased state farms and resale of land acquired by emerging
farmers through the ELRAD programme.
Priemer Modise spokesperson Lesiba
Kgwele said the Premier has welcomed the establishment of district land reform
committees, as they will serve as a representative for transparent mechanisms
to assist the land reform beneficiary selection process, prevent corruption and
looting of state resources.
“Premier Modise said that the North
West as an agricultural province is positioning
itself as a food basket for the country and the rest of the continent” Kgwele added.
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