Year after year, challenges have distracted the country from its agricultural expansion goals.
The government’s approach to redistributing farmland has been mostly ineffective. Failure can be attributed to limited implementation, poor institutional capacity and corruption.
Based on official statistics, we conclude that the country has made more progress towards land reform than is generally suggested.
Policies, if implemented, would drive the agricultural sector’s growth in ways that would benefit all.
Subsidies for black farmers in South Africa would build a new ‘crop’ of commercially oriented farmers.
An agency could accelerate land reform by removing the process from political and bureaucratic control.
The new initiative reproduces the core weaknesses of post-apartheid state land and agricultural policy. These have done little to improve the livelihoods of the poor.
In a Latin American country hard hit by COVID-19, an agricultural collective is stepping in to help where government won’t, mounting an astonishing national pandemic response.
The resilient Mau Mau freedom fighters failed to maintain revolutionary action after independence.
Land reform programme has done very little to improve access to land for black South Africans.