Experts on land from Africa and beyond have warned supporters of expropriation of land without compensation that their efforts could lead South Africa to self-destruction.

This came out at the Conference on Security of Property Rights, organised by the Free Market Foundation and Khaya Lam, in Sandton north of Johannesburg.

Experts from countries including Zimbabwe, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and Venezuela say expropriation of land without compensation in their countries failed to achieve the intended results.

Rejoice Ngwenya, from the Coalition for Market and Liberal Solutions in Zimbabwe, has urged South Africa to take lessons from his country.