Farmer profile: Growing beyond land reform in South Africa

Aggrey Mahanjana’s farm, Carnarvon Estates, is a rancher’s dream north of Queenstown in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. Aggrey engages with the country’s Land Reform Programme by working towards commercial-scale production. Carnarvon Estates is set in a vast landscape of rolling grasslands and the high, rocky ridges of the Stormberg.…

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Title deeds crucial for successful land reform

The longer the land reform process takes, the less successful it will be, says former Zimbabwean Minister of Finance Simba Makoni. He formed part of a discussion panel on policy matters and scenarios at this year’s Grain SA Nampo Harvest Day in Bothaville, South Africa. The discussion was led by…

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South Africans, Germans top foreign land owners in Namibia

The Namibian Ministry of Land Reform says South African and German citizens form the majority of the 281 foreign nationals who still own large tracts of farmland in violation of a law that prohibits foreign ownership of land. Ministerial Spokesperson Chrispen Matongela told local media that foreigners own a total…

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Mnangagwa wooing back Zimbabwe farmers settled in Zambia

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government is offering Zimbabwean farmers who shifted to Zambia at the height of the controversial land reform programme, incentives to return. Zambia’s online newspaper Watchdog reports the drive to get the farmers to relocate back to Zimbabwe is being carried out through special emissaries, while a high…

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