03 July 2014
Western Cape MEC of
Economic Opportunities Alan Winde said land reform must take place sooner
rather than later. However, MEC Winde
has raised his concern regarding the new released policy paper, saying this
will scare away investment and it adds policy uncertainty in the agricultural
The policy on land
reform and restitution seeks to give farmworkers 50 percent ownership of the
farms they work in.
Spokesperson, Bronwynne Jooste, added this campaign counters the Western Cape and the National
Development Plans to use agriculture as a vehicle for job creation and economic
alternatives to the proposed policy such as: models with proven track records
or the investigation of new models based on the partnership with government and
the agriculture sector.
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