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South Africa's land reform crisis

August 2, 2016

New legislation in South Africa could enable the government to buy white-owned farmland without consent. The bill still needs to be signed into law by President Jacob Zuma.

Afrika moderne Landwirtschaft Kohlplantage in Südafrika
Image: picture alliance/WILDLIFE

The aim is to redistribute farms to the landless black population. However, the economic consequence could be catastrophic.