2 April, 2015
Terms of Reference for District Land Committees
2012 National Development Plan (NDP) emphasizes the need to reintegrate rural
areas into mainstream economic development, which would allow rural residents
to share in the dividends of South Africa's overall economic growth and
prosperity. Land reform within the context of the NDP is geared towards
ensuring that agricultural development and subsequent inclusive rural economic
growth are central outcomes of the reform process. Addressing the inequitable
distribution of land is a crucial step in accomplishing integration of rural
areas into the mainstream economy.
NDP asserts that various models of land acquisition and redistribution should
be considered to resolve the slow pace of land reform and the lack of
successful implementation of policy at the local level. With this in mind, the
NDP contends that land reform should be based on the following principles...
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