Question NW2136 to the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

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07 July 2015 - NW2136

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

With reference to his statement on land ceilings in his Debate on Vote 39, Rural Development and Land Reform, Appropriation Bill, on 8 May 2015, can he provide the accredited (a) research or (b) impact study or studies used by his department in determining the impact of the land ceiling proposals on (i) food security, (ii) jobs and employment, (iii) land values and (iv) the financial sector and (c) what is the full academic reference in each case?


(a)(b)(i),(ii),(iii),(iv) Yes. A study called “A Comprehensive Assessment of Land Ceilings in Selected Countries and Lessons for South Africa`s Proposed Reforms - Freehold with Limited Extent” (Professor Sam Kariuke 21 March 2012); and a study on “The Agricultural Economy of South Africa and the Implications of a Potential Land Ceilings Policy and Legislation on the Broader Economy” (Makennete, Schalkwyk et al). Please refer to Annexures A and B.

(c) Please refer to Annexure C.