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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Xinhuanet by Zenzile Khoisan.]

The land issue has been a focus of debate in South Africa in 2018, which saw the government accelerating its land reform program unprecedentedly.

The year has been characterized by divisive and acrimonious debates on land reform, particularly on the call for land expropriation without compensation.

Despite the government’s comprehensive land reform program, the country has not made sufficient progress in addressing this issue, because “most of the country’s land remains in the hands of the few,” as President Cyril Ramaphosa put it recently.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
5.2% y/y in November 2018 (CPI) & +6.8 y/y in November 2018 (PPI)
2.2% q/q (3rd quarter of 2018)
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