S. African gov’t intensifying implementation of land reform: president – Xinhua

CAPE TOWN, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) — The South African government is intensifying the implementation of its land reform and restitution programs so that South Africans can leverage land for the betterment of their lives and the growth of the economy, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday.

“It is our firm belief that communities must take great interest in their land restitution processes and be active participants in all enterprises and activities taking place on their land,” Ramaphosa said.

He was speaking at a ceremony marking the restitution of land to a black community in KwaZulu-Natal Province.

The handover of 4,586 hectares of land to the KwaMkhwanazi community came at a time when the attention of South Africa is focused on the effort to correct the original sin of land dispossession,…

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