South Africa urgently needs to rethink its existing agricultural model.
The current debate about land reform in South Africa could open the door to reviewing urban land ownership issues.
South Africa's land reform programme will fail if it continues to neglect smallholder farming.
South Africa's land reform process will fail if it continues to neglect small and emerging black farmers.
Some communities on South Africa's Platinum Belt have received substantial mining revenues, but these are controlled by chiefs.
In practice, land expropriation in South Africa will be a matter of deciding which descendants of the dispossessed are entitled to it.
South Africa's land policy is flailing around in the dark, with the haziest of understandings of how well or how badly land reform is doing.
A tumultuous era has ended and there's a silver lining to the cloud that has been hanging over South Africa.
Maize production in Zimbabwe in 2017 is at its highest for decades.
There is very little clarity as to who owns what land in South Africa. A lack of reliable data and statistics doesn't help.
To stimulate innovation in the agriculture sector education and training is in dire need of substantial reform for greater integration, cooperation and accountability.
South Africa should review its rural development strategy and land reform policy to win the fight against rising poverty.
The conventional view is that insecurity of land tenure results from the lack of a registered title deed which records the property rights of occupants of land or housing.
After South Africa's first democratic election in 1994, the previously oppressed and dispossessed black majority hoped for constitutional restitution of their land. This has largely failed.
Has South Africa's constitutional project failed? Is the country's constitution an obstacle to meaningful redistribution and land reform?
Many African countries are still searching for inclusive commercial farming models that can bring in private investment without dispossessing local people.
The ecological needs of the land need to be considered together with the social and political needs of its people.