I'M certain that the majority of South Africans will concur with me that the so-called Land Redistribution Programme has failed in our country.
From the outset the programme was aimed at addressing racial imbalances in the ownership of commercial agricultural land (a target of 30percent of commercial agricultural land being owned by blacks has been set for 2014). Now they have failed to achieve their target and postponed to achieve it by 2025, meaning they added 11 years.
Now it will cost the country about R71billion to redistribute the land by 2025. My questions to the steering committee of the programme is: should the land reform plan be abandoned and should we buy the land that belongs to us?
Maesela Maesela, Tsatane Village