- President Ramaphosa wrote a clarification about land expropriation to enlighten everyone on how it will work
- This comes after the United States president said they want to look at what's happening in South Africa
- President Ramaphosa says South Africa has learned from other countries and the same mistakes won't be made
After America's President, Donald Trump, tweeted about South Africa and it's land reform policy, President Ramaphosa had to do some damage control.
Ramaphosa wrote an editorial in the Financial Times to make it clear to the world exactly how land expropriation will work.
He said that land reform is important for South Africa's growth, as reported by EWN.
Ramaphosa wrote that a lot of the economic inequalities of the apartheid era is still alive and that the inequality between white and black South Africans is one of the most prominent hurdles in the country's economic growth.
The president added that the inequality must be lessened in order for South Africa to reach its full economic potential.
Ramaphosa clarified that the land reform programme will not threaten investment in South Africa's economy. He added that it will not wear away property rights or negatively affect agricultural production.
According to Ramaphosa, SA has learned from what happened in other countries; the same errors won't be made.
BusinessLive reported that President Ramaphosa also added that land reform isn't a land grab and will rather serve to make sure that all South Africans' rights are strenghtened.
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