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Between neo‐Iiberalism and post‐imperialist land and Agrarian reforms: The South African case

Ward Anseeuw (C1RAD & Post Graduate School for Agriculture and Rural Development Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences University of Pretoria, Pretoria — 0002, South Africa ward.anseeuw@up.ac.za)

International Journal of Development Issues

ISSN: 1446-8956

Article publication date: 1 February 2005

Abstract

Land and agrarian reforms were main promises of the ANC during its ascension to power: the objective was to redistribute 30% of the land within 5 years after the end of apartheid and, through this redistribution, restructure the agricultural sector. Nevertheless, presently, more than 10 years after the first democratic elections, only 3.1% of the land has been redistributed and the farming sector remains extremely dual. This paper argues that the implemented market‐oriented reforms, which are not complemented by regulation measures, do not represent the capacities of transformation of the racial configuration of South Africa's territory and agricultural sector.

Citation

Anseeuw, W. (2005), "Between neo‐Iiberalism and post‐imperialist land and Agrarian reforms: The South African case", International Journal of Development Issues, Vol. 4 No. 2, pp. 71-93. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb045854

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