n Journal of Public Administration - New Cities, New Economies: South Africa & Africa's Grand Plan, Tshilidzi Ratshitanga - book review

Volume 55 Number 1
  • ISSN : 0036-0767


The land question has assumed a place of prominence in the public discourse. Following the passing of the motion for land expropriation without compensation that was brought before the National Assembly by South Africa's second largest opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), the National Assembly subsequently voted to adopt the Joint Constitutional Review Committee's report, which recommends that the Constitution be amended to allow for this expropriation. While some debates and conversations around the implementation of this process are ongoing, ceteris paribus, our country is on course to deal with one of the more salient legacies of our apartheid past. The resolution of the land question is crucial not only as a means of correcting a historical injustice that was meted out on the dispossessed and disenfranchised black majority population in our country, but because it is closely tied to the agrarian question.

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