Redistribution of land has been an often neglected promise by successive governments. Some analysts say with elections due next year, political parties are now seizing on the issue for political gain. Sometimes though, this has deadly consequences.
Land reform has been costly for the Zimbabwean economy. But not for Zambia, where agriculture has benefited from Zimbabwean white commercial farmers. Is this a cautionary tale for South Africa and its land reform plans?
Three African countries now have a seat on the UN Security Council, South Africa for the third time. For their votes to carry weight, the countries have to act in concert. Not an easy undertaking.
South African lawmakers have agreed to amend the law, making way for land expropriation without compensation. Most of the land is still in the hands of the white minority, traditional leaders and South Africa's elite.
More than two decades after the end of apartheid in South Africa, the unequal distribution of land remains. The government wants to rectify that, but the experts say there are more pressing issues.
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