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.
South Africa has accused Donald Trump of trying to sow racial divisions after he weighed in on the country's land reform debate. The US president said in a tweet that farmers were being forced off their land and killed.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced plans to change the country's constitution so farmlands can be seized without compensation. White farmers still own far more land than the black majority.
South Africa is considering an amendment to its constitution which will allow the expropriation of land without compensation. The government claims it is addressing lingering injustice from the apartheid era.
On his 100th birthday, people all over the world are celebrating Nelson Mandela's legacy: as South Africa's first black president and a giant of the anti-apartheid struggle. But Mandela was also a family man.
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