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Akin, Katie. “Trump tweets incorrect on South African land seizures, farmer killings.” August 24, 2018.

Business Day. “SA is no Zimbabwe, says US state department on land expropriation.” August 24, 2018.

Ramaphosa, Cyril. “EXCLUSIVE: ‘This is no land grab’, writes Cyril Ramaphosa.” Business Day, August 24, 2018:

During this year the department of rural development and land reform released results of a land audit to establish land ownership patterns. Among other insights forthcoming from the land audit, it emerged that:

  • Individuals, companies and trusts own 90 per cent of land in SA, and the state 10 per cent
  • Of this 90%, individuals own 39%, trusts 31%, companies 25% and community-based organisations 4%, with co-ownership at 1%.
  • In terms of farms and agricultural holdings, 97% of the total agricultural holdings are owned by 7% of landowners
  • Agricultural land ownership by race: 72% of farms and agricultural holdings are owned by whites, 15% by coloured citizens, 5% by Indians, and 4% by Africans

For decades, the country’s assets — its land, its minerals, its human resources, its enterprises — have been owned, controlled and managed in a way that has prevented the extraction of their full value.