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Achieving employment-intensive land reform in SA

“The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis has clearly demonstrated the vulnerability of the livelihoods of many South Africans, and highlighted food insecurity as one key aspect. Many now argue that reducing the vulnerability of the livelihoods of the poor, and associated food insecurity, must become a key focus of policy.

Some assert that structural reform, thus tackling these problems at their root, is required more urgently than before. Land reform has this potential. If successful, it could play a significant role in reducing the vulnerability and food insecurity of the rural population, who comprise one third of the population, as well as some urban residents. Enhancing employment and thus income

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