We must act as one to remove the following constraints to land reform:
- Lack of political will: despite the availability of legislative provision making progressive land reform possible, the political leadership of South Africa has failed to address land reform with any level of urgency. Instead, land reform has been manipulated as a political issue that drives divisions between different parts of society and provides the ruling party with leverage over citizens.
- Policy uncertainty: the ANC’s support for expropriation without compensation has created a high level of policy uncertainty in South Africa, effectively discouraging investors due to no guaranteed protections of property rights. This in turn is contributing to growing levels of unemployment and poverty.
- Lack of capacity: the lack of political will and endemic corruption has crippled the institutions responsible for administering land reform.
- Public housing failures: the provision of public housing is hampered by lack of funding, an unrealistic model, lack of densification and overly complex land use legislation and corruption.