'Sensitive' land not for foreigners
THE ANC wants to exclude foreigners from acquiring what it terms "sensitive" land in South Africa.
In its discussion paper on rural development and land reform, the ANC proposes that new land acquisitions by foreigners should be subjected to leaseholds rather than outright ownership. New legislation should enable the government to acquire "sensitive and controlled" land on the market before foreigners are able to acquire it.
The ANC classifies sensitive land as communal, coastal, heritage, rural, agricultural, environmentally sensitive, security sensitive and board lands.
The ANC requests the government to ensure foreign investment in land is in line with "national interests".
President Jacob Zuma said the policy of willing buyer-willing seller had to be reviewed as it distorted the value of farms and land.