twitter RSS Feed linkedin acp contact

Ramaphosa appoints David Mabuza to lead land reform committee

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed an Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Land Reform, chaired by deputy president David Mabuza

David MabuzaDavid Mabuza will lead the land reform committee. (Image source: GovernmentZA/Flickr)

The committee will coordinate and implement measures to accelerate the redistribution of land, the extension of security of tenure, the provision of agricultural support and the redress of spatial inequality within a broad and comprehensive land redistribution and agricultural development programme.

President Ramaphosa said that the appointment of the IMC is in line with his commitment, made during the State of the Nation Address, to accelerate land redistribution programme not only to redress a grave historical injustice but also to bring more producers into the agricultural sector.

The proposed land reform in South Africa is expected to make more land available for cultivation towards security, rural development, poverty reduction and strengthening the economy.

The IMC comprises the following ministers:

· Minister for planning, monitoring and evaluation in the presidency, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

· Minister of rural development and land reform, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

· Minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana

· Minister of cooperative governance and traditional affairs, Zweli Mkhize

· Minister of finance, Nhlanhla Nene

· Minister of human settlements, Nomaindia Mfeketo

· Minister of justice and correctional services, Michael Masutha

· Minister of public enterprises, Pravin Gordhan

· Minister of public works, Thulas Nxesi

President Ramaphosa will also soon appoint a panel of experts to provide technical support to the IMC as it carries out its important task of expediting land reform through all available measures, including expropriation without compensation.


LATEST NEWS IN Agriculture

Nature-based solutions help farmers in Ghana

Nature-based solutions help farmers in G…

Organic pesticides, waste-based fertilisers and forest regeneration are just a few of the green initiatives being employed in Ghana to boost farming communities’ resilience to the impacts of climate...

Boosting soil nutrient mapping in sub-Saharan Africa

Boosting soil nutrient mapping in sub-Sa…

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is set to fast track an impact-oriented project in sub-Saharan Africa and Central America for digital soil nutrient mapping, after...

Gambia-Korea partnership seeks to double rice production to curb food insecurity

Gambia-Korea partnership seeks to double…

President Adama Barrow has received a delegation led by the Korean Ambassador to The Gambia, HE Kim Ji-Joon, at the State House in Banjul to announce the delivery of sample rice...

World Sustainability Organization chooses Zambia as the first African Sustainability Hub

World Sustainability Organization choose…

The World Sustainability Organization and Foundation (WSO&F) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Zambian Government, to make Zambia the African Sustainability Hub 

Rallying call to improve African and global cotton production

Rallying call to improve African and glo…

As the business of cotton production continues to attract global attention, there are concerns about how sustainable the practice of growing, harvesting, and production will be, especially for lower income...

Research and farming institution from Zimbabwe wins FAO Award

Research and farming institution from Zi…

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) honoured three research and farming institutions, one of which was from Zimbabwe

Prev Next

OTHER RELATED ARTICLES - Agriculture

Agrisem launches new seedbed cultivator tillage machine

Agrisem launches new seedbed cultivator …

French company Agrisem showcased its new seedbed cultivator tillage machine at the recent Agritechnica show in Hanover, Germany

USAID trains Ghanaian women groups on rice farming technologies

USAID trains Ghanaian women groups on ri…

USAID has partnered with Bontanga Irrigation Scheme to provide training to women farmers on rice farming technologies in Tolon-Kumbungu District of Ghana

Côte d’Ivoire has sold bulk of upcoming cocoa crop

Côte d’Ivoire has sold bulk of upcoming …

Côte d’Ivoire, the world’s top cocoa producer, has forward sold about 1.3mn tonnes of its 2015/2016 harvest

Tanzania to boost coffee production

Tanzania to boost coffee production

The Bukoba District Council is seeking to roll out a pilot project in seven villages across Tanzania aiming to increase coffee production in the country

Kenya: New rice planting system saves water and seeds

Kenya: New rice planting system saves wa…

Kenyan rice farmers are switching to a new technology that is set to double production

Cassava virus on verge of epidemic in East Africa

Cassava virus on verge of epidemic in Ea…

Experts urge funding, swift action to protect staple food crop

Pan-African support centre for farmer organisations launched

Pan-African support centre for farmer or…

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has launched a new initiative - Farmer Organisations Support Centre in Africa (FOSCA) - to support various farmer organisations in Ghana...

Nigeria: Increasing fertiliser production

Nigeria: Increasing fertiliser productio…

While agriculture accounts for about 40 per cent of its national GDP, Nigeria currently produces only a small portion of the fertiliser consumed by its farmers

IoT is accelerating the globalisation of food production and processing

IoT is accelerating the globalisation of…

A new Internet of Things (IoT) research study from Inmarsat reveals that the use of IoT for environmental monitoring is helping businesses meet import requirements in more countries than ever The...

FAO’s global action to control fall armyworm outbreaks

FAO’s global action to control fall army…

FAO has advanced global action to control the spread and damage of fall armyworm, a voracious invasive species that is ravaging crops in Africa, Asia and the Near East

Global harvest outlook for grain is good

Global harvest outlook for grain is good

As the governments are taking measures such as banning grain exports and suspending flour sales abroad to ensure their own food security in COVID-19 escalations, this could trigger disruptions in...

Mea to build fertiliser plant in Kenya

Mea to build fertiliser plant in Kenya

Farming inputs supplier, Mea, is constructing a US$16mn fertiliser plant in Nakuru, Kenya

Prev Next