Land Reform

Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Rural Development and Land Reform.

Plans Afoot to Halt Agricultural Land Decline

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister Senzeni Zokwana says bold steps are being taken to address the growing decline in high value cropping land.

The minister told the LandCare conference, being held in KwaZulu-Natal, the deterioration of fertile land “poses a major threat to food production and it cannot be allowed to continue unabated”.  He also said “mismanagement of arable land and grazing is threatening South Africa’s natural resource base as well as the national and household food security”.

Role of Traditional Leaders to be Ironed Out

Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

The framework of regulations to harmonise the relationship between municipalities and traditional leaders will be proclaimed in the next few months.

Cooperative governance and traditional affairs minister Pravin Gordhan gave the assurance in reply to an answer in this regard in the national assembly.

Land Reform Action Plan on the Horizon

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

An action plan is being put together based on recommendations gleaned during the recent Land Tenure Summit held in Johannesburg.

The rural development and land reform department convened the summit to discuss challenges in land reform in South Africa.