Didiza: 4 940 hectares of land released to KZN farmers

Didiza: 4 940 hectares of land released to KZN farmers

Four thousand nine hundred and forty hectares of Agricultural land has been released to farmers in KwaZulu-Natal.


Land Reform Minister, Thoko Didiza says in total 135 117 hectares of land has been made to 275 farmers nationally since February as part of government's land reform programme. 

"160 of those who benefited out of the 275 are women and 114 are young people and one person with a disability." 

The land will be leased for a period of 30 years to successful applicants  - with an option to buy under a strict contractual agreement. 

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She says there are certain requirements that must be met.

"The successful applicant must be working the land full-time for the duration of the lease contract. Applicants must demonstrate capacity and basic resources to work the land.

"Though government will be able to support with other forms of post-settlement support that is available to our candidates, but anyone who wants to be a successful farmer must have a little bit of resources that he/she will invest in working that land. 

"We also will be biased towards those who have farming experience at least three to five years and more," says Didiza. 

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