At the summit of the ANC over the weekend, former President, Jacob Zuma was in attendance as he also took part in the commission on constitutional and legal issues pertaining to the land question.

The party held a summit to discuss the implementation of expropriation of land without compensation.

The ANC land summit was also attended by members of the party’s national executive committee and some leaders of its various structures.

Speaking at the summit, party and state President Cyril Ramaphosa said the organisation should draw lessons from countries that have effectively used land reform to address poverty and inequality.

“We must assess our own innovative efforts, such as the 50/50 model, where established farmers enter into a joint venture with farm workers.

“We must explore the approach suggested by some large landowners, such as forestry companies, that have said that they would gladly give land away if agreements can be reached on the extraction and utilisation of the resources the land produces,” Ramaphosa said.

The summit was also attended by Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi who is the author of The Land is Ours: Black Lawyers and the Birth of Constitutionalism in South Africa.

“If Land Reform is crucial in the implementation of our constitutional promise, there has to be wide ranging institutional reform. We must fundamentally restructure existing institutions.

“The Freedom Charter as adopted in 1955 clearly declares that – the land shall be shared among those who work it – it is women who work the land,” Ngcukaitobi said.

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At the summit of the ANC over the weekend, former President, Jacob Zuma was in attendance as he also took part in the commission on constitutional and legal issues pertaining to the land question. The party held a summit to discuss the implementation of expropriation of land without compensation. The ANC land...