Article from ROAPE Volume 21 Number 61
Resettlement & Land Reform in South Africa
Since 1913, at least 7 million South Africans, mainly Africans, have been uprooted or actively resettled for predominantly political purposes. This article provides a brief overview of the extent and the consequences of several different kinds of resettlement. It then argues that land reform in post-apartheid South Africa will require further resettlement, and considers a number of possible settlement patterns, as well as some of the problems likely to arise. Discusses: African resettlement; The Surplus People Project (SPP) survey of relocation; Case studies: resettlement; Land reform settlement problems; Conclusion.