M Sokatsha

 

The African National Congress is committed in giving ownership of land directly to dispossessed black people. We are clearly righting the wrongs of the past and returning land to its rightful owners. The official hand over of land and title deeds to 30 black farmers at Tafelkop in Groblersdal in Limpopo province on Saturday, 22nd May 2021, by President Cyril Ramaphosa is further proof of the commitment. The handover of the title deeds was part of the government's land redistribution programme. The farms total 189 hectares and are worth R25 million. A total of 32 households are supported by this land, and farming activities provide employment to 128 permanent workers and up to 320 seasonal workers.

 

To date the ANC led government has redistributed over five-million hectares of land, totalling around 5 500 farms to more than 300 000 beneficiaries. So far, the land restitution process has also benefited over two-million land claimants and resulted in the transfer of around 2.7-million hectares. Indeed, the dignity and basic humanity is restored to the black farmers of Tafelkop.