Articles tagged 'land reform program'

Unproductive land haunts Zim economy 12 November 2018 HARARE - Eighteen years later, the testament of the land reform still haunts the nation, as it - land reform - continues to negatively affect the economy. The decades of instability, that followed after the land reform, have eroded the soil that once fed millions in the former breadbasket of A...
Lessons from Zim's failed land reform 16 October 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's failed populist-based land reform is a salutary lesson for South Africa on how land reform must be pragmatic, safe-guard commercial agriculture and focus on boosting ordinary subsistence, small, medium and emerging black commercial farmers already committed to farming. In 2...
Land reform irreversible: ED 14 August 2018 HARARE - President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday said the country will not return land seized from former white commercial farmers almost two decades ago. “It is now behind us, it is irreversible,” Mnangagwa said in a speech to mark Heroes Day commemorations at the National Heroes Acre in...
Mnangagwa admits to land reform errors 22 July 2018 HARARE - Emmerson Mnangagwa has admitted that the haphazard land reform programme caused a serious dip in farm productivity. Zimbabwe went through a chaotic land redistribution in the early 2000s, which was meant to correct past historical imbalances. This resulted in former white commercia...
'Resettled farmers will keep their land' 3 July 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has, in the event of winning this month's crunch national elections, ruled out his government repossessing land from thousands of people who benefitted from the 2000 chaotic agrarian reforms. Addressing party supporters in the once pr...