Skip to content
Subscriber Only

South Africa's Ramaphosa Says No One Should Be Nervous Over Land

  • ANC president calls for conference to formulate clear policy
  • Most reditributed farms lie derelict, Ramaphosa says
Alien Armyworms Invading Africa
Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg
Updated on

South Africans shouldn’t be nervous about the ruling African National Congress’s decision to seek land expropriation without compensation, party President Cyril Ramaphosa said.

“Land is a very broad, as well as a complex issue and it has to be handled very delicately because around land there is quite a lot of emotion,” Ramaphosa said in an interview broadcast Sunday on eNCA. “We will have a workshop or a conference on land and look at all its various aspects and beyond that we will come up with a clear policy, or direction on how this will be handled.”