This day in history: Where black people settled themselves in SA 105-years-ago

This day in history: Where black people settled themselves in SA 105-years-ago

Minister Nathi Mthethwa shared a post of where black people settled in 1913 following the passing of The Natives Land Act 105-years-ago.

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In December, the ANC decided to implement expropriation without compensation, which aims to give back land to the rightful owners.

So, with land issues taking centre stage in South Africa, Mthethwa shared a piece of history that took place on this day in history.

"Today marks the 105th anniversary of the passing of The Natives Land Act of 1913 which was passed to segregate Africans to 7% of the land & give 80% of the fertile land to white people. This law played a leading role in the generational impoverishment of Africans in South Africa.", he captioned the post.

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His post generated a debate between tweeps, who gave their opinion on the historic day and how South Africa still has not moved forward, despite more than a century passing.

"And sadly until this day, over 80% of the land still belongs to them. What do you tell your kids or fam in general kodwa? that you an your colleagues are still in position to challenge that and actually change it, but you cannot because?", @LeboNdaba94 commented.

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