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Sunday, March 04, 2007

South Africa On Track To Socialism/Disaster

This was inevitable. South Africa is on the Zimbabwe road.

From the Militant

South Africa, February 24—The South African government carried out its first large-scale land expropriation of white-owned farmland January 26, following the failure of the landowner to agree on a selling price. The 25,000-hectare (61,775-acre) farm in the Northern Cape province, owned by the Evangelical Lutheran Church, is to be returned to some 470 families under land restitution laws.

In recent months the government has warned recalcitrant landowners that it will not negotiate over land prices forever, and that more expropriations will follow if settlements are not reached soon. The state has until 2008 to settle more than 6,000 outstanding rural land claims.

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