Land reform panel meets to discuss the way forward

A ten-member expert Advisory Panel on Land Reform is having its second colloquium at Saint George Hotel in Centurion. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - A ten-member expert Advisory Panel on Land Reform is having its second colloquium at Saint George Hotel in Centurion.

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The colloquium presents, debates and suggests ideas on how to deliver an effective, productive and just land reform policy and is facing a deadline of 15 March.

Some of the issues raised include who are the rightful owners of land, economic use of land once it's in the hands of claimants, and claimants opting for cash over land.

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The Advisory Panel On Land Reform's chairperson Dr Vuyo Mahlati stated the panel would be looking at new proposals at shifting towards a more comprehensive land court.

Mahlati stated the group is obtaining a clearer picture of the challenges and history of land reform in the country.

Source
eNCA