The new euphemism is ‘custodianship’ – where the government will own all the land.
What it boils down to is a wholesale land-grab by deceit of the agricultural sector in South Africa. It just won’t carry that politically incorrect label and we probably won’t see any of the messy pictures of poor white farmers driven down Julius Malema Boulevard in their rusty 1960 Hillmans, trailers full of their farmhouse furniture, à la Zimbabwe.
Even Dr Anthea Jeffery, who is head of special research at the liberal-oriented South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR), is careful not to call it a nationalisation assault. But her warnings about the current policy trajectory of the South African Government as it affects farming is deeply disturbing.