Question NW2135 to the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

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07 July 2015 - NW2135

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

With reference to his statement in his Budget Vote Debate No 39, Rural Development and Land Reform, Appropriation Bill on 8 May 2015, regarding the 50/50 proposal, (a) can he provide the accredited (i) research and/or (ii) impact studies used by his department in determining the impact of the 50/50 proposal on (aa) food security, (bb) jobs and employment, (cc) land values and (dd) the financial sector and (b) what is the full academic reference in each case?


(a)(i),(ii),(aa),(bb),(cc),(dd) No research was conducted; however the selection of few pilot sites is intended to establish the feasibility of the implementation of the policy based on the problems and challenges of tenure insecurity of people working the land. The pilots will be carefully selected using the set criteria and the participation of stakeholders. The sites will be monitored in order to draw lessons for further improvements or changes to the policy.

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