Land reform: Ramaphosa says he wants citizens closer to economic hubs

Land reform: Ramaphosa says he wants citizens closer to economic hubs

President Cyril Ramaphosa wants to undo the work of apartheid architects who had removed people away from economic hubs. Speaking while on the campaign trail for the ANC, Ramaphosa laid out his plans to bring South Africans closer to the opportunity's they deserve.

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While speaking at the Cape Town City Hall last night, President Cyril Ramaphosa touched on his plan for land reform in South Africa.

Ramaphosa explained that apartheid had seen the removal of people from cities and away from economic hubs and the opportunities they bring.

According to News24, the president is on a mission to rectify this injustice, utilizing land reform to move South Africans closer to work opportunities:

"It is part of the process of land of expropriation without compensation. People must live close to economic nodes to not only uplift themselves, but to contribute to the economy as well."

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As a part of this plan, Ramaphosa intends to streamline public transport to support the influx of people living closer to cities:

"Transport infrastructure is poor," he conceded. "We have to sort out mass transportation because our people spend hours and hours traveling in worn-down trains."

The president addressed the challenges facing the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, commenting that:

"We will begin to streamline Prasa to get it back on track as Prasa was compromised by state capturers,"

Briefly.co.za reported last month that the state-owned entity was battling to find it's feet after constant management changes and ambiguos fund irregularities.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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