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.