S.Africa's tough choice: Land redistribution or mining investment?


- cbn.co.za | 6 months ago

The far-left South African Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party made its mark with voters by pushing for radical land redistribution — a policy now adopted, at least in name, by the ANC.

With the battle set to rage between the ANC, EFF and the centralist Democratic Alliance ahead of election day on May 8, the mining industry will be closely monitoring for clues on whether to invest. Mark Cutifani, head of mining giant Anglo American, said in November that the country must “rise above the understandably emotive issues around land to find solutions that are sustainable and inclusive”.

“South Africa’s drive for greater investment can only be enhanced if the government clearly articulates what excellence looks like in the land issue,” he added.

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