Land department misses another deadline

Under the leadership of Minister Gugile Nkwinti the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) missed several self-imposed deadlines before finally publishing the green paper on land reform in August last year.

More recently the department has missed another crucial deadline, failing to complete the long-anticipated national land audit. In March this year Nkwinti told journalists during a press conference in Cape Town that government intended to complete the land audit by the end of June.

However, at the end of June, during the ANC’s national policy conference in Midrand, Johannesburg agriculture minister, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, as a member of the party’s national executive and transformation committees, indicated that government would only complete the land audit by the end of the year.

Read the full story in the 20 July 2012 issue of FW.