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>> This is magic, this is marvelous. This is obviously a dream for many other people who would desire to farm like this.>> This is Errol April's apple orchard in South Africa. That country's President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has announced his party will move forward with a bill that if passed.
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Would change their Constitution to allow the government to seize private property without compensating the owner. The intent is to give more black farmers, like Errol, their own plot of soil, because Errol is a rarity. By some estimates only 4% of private land in South Africa is owned by blacks, now decades since the end of apartheid.
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>> Let them farm. Let them earn from this land, which is our land. We mustn't be afraid of these things. We mustn't be afraid to talk about it. We mustn't be afraid to say the way it is.>> There are people want the Constitution to be more explicit.
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>> Land redistribution for farms or housing is a platform Ramaphosa's party ran on in the last election. They say, unused property will be the main target. But it's an emotive subject. The imbalance in land ownership is a potent symbol of other inequalities that persist in the society. There has been protests, and in some instances, violence involving squatters.
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But it's not clear what defines unused property or what might happen to the white owners in any scenario, used or unused. There's also economic concerns. Land without capital or skilled farmers to work it won't alleviate poverty. When Zimbabwe tried something similar, it led to economic collapse. Analysts say, the risk to South Africa is not as severe but it is there.
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