Mr President you asserted that in the immediate period land will be identified

Mr president you asserted that in the immediate

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Mr President, you asserted that, in the immediate period, land will be identified and released for smart settlement and farming. In addition to this commitment, the force multiplier for food security is that of releasing spacious land in urban areas so that some portions can be made available for small- scale farming. We need to demystify the notion that our people have a scant relationship with land and therefore know nothing about its value and worth. The 2017 Land Audit Report confirms the patriarchal distribution of individual land ownership. As we execute these radical reforms, marginalisation of women will be stopped in its tracks. The social reality is that African women are generally tillers of the land. Therefore, their participation is more than just a mere force multiplier in support of food security.
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 369 In addition, reviewing the current racial profile of individual land ownership is also a significant part of this radical land reform. The recently held summit on women and youth in land reform during 2018, expanded on the challenges faced by rural women in advancing rural and agrarian reform. Some of these challenges are: lack of security to land, lack of education and skills for most rural women farmers. Accordingly, these women and youth also made certain recommendations to remedy these historical injustices. I have heard Mr Groenewald inviting people to a funeral of a farmer. In African culture, we don’t invite people to a funeral. But, I appeal to your conscience to attend at least a funeral of an exploited farm worker. At least that experience will make your experience a little bit much more better. [Aplause.] The skills revolution in the land reform and agriculture will respond to the effects of climate change and attract a second generation of farmers.
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 370 The introduction of technology under the auspices of the Fourth Industrial Revolution will facilitate and energise the participation of the youth in this agrarian reform. The call to reduce the cost of data is very progressive and in line with economic development. This will create more opportunities for youth in a technologically intensive world. Currently, in the agricultural sector, some of our farmers have adopted these technological innovations to boost their agricultural output. Mr President, fellow South Africans, in the 1950s, a dark cloud hung over the South African people. The Communist Party of SA was banned. More than 8 000 people were arrested during the defiance campaign. Many leaders of the congress movement were served with banning orders and placed under house arrest. In fact, on the day the Freedom Charter was conceived, the Special Branch and the police were harassing participants and delegates at Kliptown. However, in the context of these intimidations, harassment and imprisonments, the South African dream was
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 371
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