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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Business Day by Burgert Gildenhuys.]

Since the motion on land expropriation was passed in Parliament on February 27 many opinion pieces, perspectives, facts and figures set social media and the press alight. Deep-rooted ideological and moral arguments are evoking emotionally charged responses of all kinds. But at the core of any argument should be credible and verifiable facts that work towards informed decision-making based on a common understanding of any given issue.

There are two important reports from the government that inform the land issue. The first is the Land Audit booklet by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform of 2013 which sets state land (registered and unregistered) at 17,061,822ha or 14% of South Africa.

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56 500 000 (mid 2017 estimate)
4.5% y/y in April 2018 (CPI) & +4.4 y/y in April 2018 (PPI)
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