Key Points:

  • This short report has been written by CDE to inform business leaders in 2018 of what was done by CDE and business ten years ago on the land issue.
  • It is being distributed as a resource as a contribution to current engagement and discussion on this important issue
  • In February 2018 Parliament passed a resolution that instructs the Constitutional Review Committee to review Section 25 of theconstitution and other clauses where necessary and report back to the Assembly by 30 August 2018.
  • CDE’s work on land reform started with intense research in 2004, resulting in a major report for BLSA in 2005. This was followed by a presentation by CDE with the Big Business Working Group to President Mbeki and his cabinet.
  • The President has subsequently reiterated that land reform would “… unfold within a clear legal framework and would not affect economic growth.” He has repeatedly called on business leaders to be part of the dialogue on the process of finding a solution that is in the interests of the country as a whole.
  • CDE’s work on land reform started with intense research in 2004, resulting in a major report for BLSA in 2005. This was followed by a presentation by CDE with the Big Business Working Group to President Mbeki and his cabinet.
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