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South Africa to block foreigners from buying land

Sheep graze in a field close overlooking the lagoon of Knysna, in southern South Africa, on June 5, 2010South Africa’s government will forbid foreigners from buying land within five years, but will not expropriate those who already possess deeds, the land affairs minister said Wednesday. “The principle is that foreign nationals should not own land but should have a long-lease with a minimum of 30 years,” Gugile Nkwinti, minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, told a news conference. The ruling African National Congress (ANC) of Nelson Mandela is under pressure to reverse centuries of discrimination against the majority black population. A key injustice is a 1913 law that restricted black land ownership to around 10 percent of the territory, and the government has struggled for years to compensate dispossessed black communities.

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