Assessing the alignment of South Africa's land reform policy to people's aspirations and expectations: a policy-oriented report based on a survey in three provinces

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2006
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.Aliber, M.Reitzes, M.Roefs
KEYWORDS: LAND POLICY, LAND REDISTRIBUTION, LAND REFORM
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 4578

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to shed light on people's aspirations and expectations in respect of redistributive land reform, as well as their general, less personal attitudes as to what land reform means for South Africa. It thus seeks to inform the debate about land reform and land reform policy in a particular way, e.g. Not assessing delivery performance relative to targets, nor assessing its impact on those who have directly benefited from land reform, but rather by clarifying the targets themselves, where targets are understood in both a narrow and broader sense. As such, the study seeds to go back to more fundamental questions: who wants land reform, what do they want it for and what might be land reform's contribution to national goals such as development and reconciliation.