Speaking during Agri SA’s annual general meeting (AGM) on October 14, outgoing president Pierre Vercueil highlighted how a defensive approach to land reform was of no help to anyone.

He referred to the various pieces of legislation being amended or instituted – including the Deeds Registries Amendment Bill, the Land Court Bill, labour tenancy claims and possibly Section 25 of the Constitution – and how it will not necessarily translate to inclusive growth, which has remained an issue since 1994.