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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Business Day by Claudi Mailovich.]

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa says he will commission a study into what has been done with farms that have been redistributed since 1994.

Speaking after a meeting in the Abathembu kingdom near East London, ahead of the ANC’s 106 anniversary celebrations this weekend, Ramaphosa said that many of the farms that had been returned since 1994 were “derelict”. He said an “agriculture revolution” was needed to ensure that land reform resulted in a productive outcome.

“Many of those farms are not being worked. I am going to order a study to be made on all the returned agricultural land and what we can do with that agricultural land to change things [for the] better,” he said.

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South Africa at a Glance
56 500 000 (mid 2017 estimate)
4.6% y/y in November 2017 (CPI) & +5.1% y/y in November 2017 (PPI)
2% q/q for the 3rd quarter of 2017
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