Corruption is delaying land reform : Ngcukaitobi

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Legal expert advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi says corruption is what is delaying land reform in the country and not the Constitution.

He says more time needs to be spent on strengthening the institutional capacity of government to provide people with land.

The lifespan of the Ad Hoc Committee to Amend Section 25 of the Constitution has been extended by another two weeks to allow it to complete its work and report back to the National Assembly.

Its lifespan was expected to end today. Ngcukaitobi also says people must be given the necessary skills to make use of the land.

“There are a lot of people who get land simply do not have the skills and the capacity. Not farming skills. A lot of black people have farming skills but it’s on the commercial side. The business skills they need a lot of empowerment. If we spent a lot of our energies focusing on that we would have made much progress.”

Discussion on amendments to Section 25 of the Constitution with Mathews Phosa [August 2021]