In KwaZulu Natal in South Africa, farming is one of the few ways to make a living. Land ownership is therefore an important issue. Under apartheid, black people were prevented from owning land but now the government is helping them to reclaim their land. Land reform has made slow progress. In the meantime, some white farmers have suffered attacks and illegal land occupation. The government is involved in assisting and training farmers to work as commercial farmers to benefit the South African economy.
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- 23 January 2008
Useful for encouraging discussion and debate on the development issues ongoing in South Africa. Students can investigate how the new land ownership programme has impacted positively and negatively on the economic, social and environmental factors within the country. Students can list the issues still faced by the South African authorities and identify potential solutions to help the country develop further.