n Farmer’s Weekly - New start for land reform department? - from the editor

Volume 2018 Number 18014
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



As the saying goes: be careful what you wish for. After the appointment of Cyril Ramaphosa as president of the ANC in December last year, and his subsequent election as president in Parliament in February, South Africans knew that one of his first orders of business would be a cabinet reshuffle. Like role players in other sectors, those in farming also had a wish list for new ministerial appointments that would save state departments that were fast becoming irrelevant due to a lack of effective service delivery. Only time will tell, however, whether the appointment of Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, who replaced Gugile Nwkinti as Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform in February, will bring about the change that is necessary to turn this department around.

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