“Foreign nationals will not be allowed to own land in South Africa but will be eligible for long term lease. In this regard, the Regulation of Land Holdings Bill will be submitted to Parliament this year.
“Through the Land Reform Programme, more than ninety thousand hectares of land have been allocated to small holder farmers, farm dwellers and labour tenants,” he said.
President Zuma said land has become one of the most critical factors in achieving redress for the wrongs of the past.
Last year, government reopened the second window of opportunity for the lodgement of land claims to individuals, families and communities who were dispossessed of their land by the 1913 Natives Land Act.
He said more than 36 000 land claims have been lodged nationally and the cut-off date is 2019.