Policy Positions


The ACT is committed to addressing the historical injustices of land dispossession in South Africa and creating a more just and equitable society for all citizens. Our policy position on land reform and expropriation without compensation seeks to rectify past wrongs, promote economic empowerment, and ensure sustainable land use for the benefit of present and future generations.

1. Redressing Historical Injustices: We recognize the deep-rooted inequalities resulting from colonial and apartheid-era land dispossession. Our policy aims to rectify these injustices by prioritizing the restoration of land to those who were dispossessed without fair compensation.

2. Transparent and Just Process: Expropriation without compensation will be carried out through a transparent and legally sound process that considers the needs of affected communities and safeguards against abuse. Adequate mechanisms for fair compensation in specific cases where it is warranted will be established.

3. Focus on Productive Land Use: Land that is expropriated will be allocated for productive use, such as agriculture, housing, and community development. Our policy seeks to ensure that land serves the broader interests of society and contributes to economic growth.

4. Community Ownership and Participation: We prioritize community-based land ownership and decision-making. Land will be allocated to communities, cooperatives, and collectives, empowering local stakeholders to determine its best use for their needs.

5. Support for Emerging Farmers: We will provide comprehensive support to emerging farmers, including access to resources, training, technical assistance, and financial aid. This will ensure the successful and sustainable utilization of expropriated land for agricultural purposes.

6. Land Redistribution and Sustainable Agriculture: Our policy emphasizes sustainable agriculture and land redistribution to enhance food security and rural development. Land reform initiatives will prioritize ecologically responsible farming practices that promote environmental conservation.

7. Urban Land Redistribution: We will focus on urban land redistribution to address housing shortages and promote inclusive urban development. Land expropriation in urban areas will be accompanied by comprehensive urban planning and affordable housing initiatives.

8. Fair Compensation for Improvements: While our policy supports expropriation without compensation for the land itself, compensation may still be provided for improvements made by current occupants, ensuring fairness and avoiding undue hardship.

9. Participatory Land Reform Legislation: We will engage in a consultative process with affected communities, civil society organizations, experts, and stakeholders to develop comprehensive land reform legislation that addresses diverse concerns and promotes social cohesion.

10. Monitoring and Accountability: We will establish mechanisms for ongoing monitoring and evaluation of land reform initiatives to ensure their effectiveness and prevent corruption. Transparency and accountability will be upheld throughout the process.