The releasing of state-owned land must be prioritised, is this a red face to the parliament today? Al those members of parliament of all political parties are sitting in the same chairs for 25 years. How will government perform now after 25 years and the concern is, what did they offered to their own people in 25 years since they bought more than 5000 productive farms – nothing else than unemploywment, corruption, poverty and crime. What finances were used to buy this 5000+ productive farmlands? TAX used to buy land – for whom?
Government promised (for 25 years now) its acceleration of the land reform programme will continue to focus on improving access to land for agriculture, economic development and sustainable human settlements. Then government must first started to train the people to be farmers. In some cases there are white farmer mentors on farms and in various cases there were expenditures (finances, equipment, animals, etc) on the landclaims and registered CPA’s.
David Mabuza said the release of government-owned land will be prioritised in a push to meet the objectives of accelerated land reform. Mabuza said this when he participated in the budget vote debate of the office of the Presidency in the National Assembly on Wednesday, 17 July 2019.
Mabuza said: “Poverty and inequality are not only a consequence of historical injustices of the past, but the continuing skewed capital and land ownership patterns that hamper broad-based participation in economic productive activities.
Today, 25 years later, the government bought more than enough farms, 5000+ productive farms to create employment and they always referred to “historical injustices of the past.
What did they do in the meantime, in 25 years, with those 5000+ farms? Who received benefits from those farms? The 5000+ farms is not the only government-owned land, what about that lands that were transferred from the previous government to the current government?
What happened with the thousands of landclaims and registered CPA’s after 1994?
“The acceleration of our land reform programme will continue to focus on improving access to land for agriculture, economic development and sustainable human settlements. The release of government-owned land will be prioritised to meet these developmental objectives,” he said.
Land restitution, redistribution and security of tenure will not only address the negative legacy of dispossession, but unleash increased participation of new entrants to enhance agricultural production.
“As government, we will streamline and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of post-settlement support to ensure that available resources deliver meaningful outcomes and impact. We will work closely with established commercial farmers to leverage existing knowledge and expertise that will aid our land reform programme,” he said.
To provide the required political leadership and institutional support for the success of the land reform programme, the President has re-instituted the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Land Reform and Agriculture to speed up the implementation of land reform initiatives.
“Instead, broadening access to land and participation by new entrants in the sector will unleash additional productive capacity to enhance agricultural output and create jobs.” He’s also told Members of Parliament that the government’s audit and verification process of land that will be redistributed will be concluded by the end of April. “As government, we are in a process of finalising the land audit, the verification of these land parcels that are in the hands of government. That process will be concluded by the end of April. So, we will know how many land parcels are in the hands of government.”
Mabuza says this information will be made public.
MARCH 2019 – David Mabuza answers questions
Groenewald – statistics – Restitutions claims: 94% of claims of “restitution” was not about they want the land, but they want finances. Land distribution projects – 90% of the land been failed, land is still there.
LAND REFORM WITHOUT COMPENSATION – “RESTORE JUSTICE”
22 November 2018 – David Mabuza will on Thursday address Parliament on measures taken by government on land reform and strategies to deal with inequalities of the past that flow from the land dispossession and economic exclusion of the majority.
Mabuza is also expected to outline the process undertaken by government to stimulate future investment in the economy through increased agricultural production and food security.
1. Questions to the Deputy President
2. Consideration of Report of National Assembly Rules Committee on Procedures to give effect to section 89 of Constitution, 1996 (ATC, 11 September 2018, p 9)
3. Consideration of Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of PC on International Relations and Cooperation (ATC, 12 November 2018, p 81)
4. Consideration of Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture (ATC, 12 November 2018, p 52)
5. Consideration of Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of PC on Social Development (ATC, 12 November 2018, p 4) Consideration of Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of PC on Communications (ATC, 9 November 2018, p 22)