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The country wide public hearings of the parliamentary committee on the review of Section 25 of the Constitution concluded on Saturday in Cape Town. These hearings emanated from the ANC’s 54th National Conference that took place in February, where the ruling party adopted a resolution to expropriate land without compensation for purposes of accelerating land reform.

Vinpro has been pro-actively involved in the land reform debate on forums where the interests of the wine industry are voiced. Vinpro also took part in the public hearings in Swellendam, Citrusdal and Cape Town where we stated our position that Vinpro is in favour of land reform, but that we do not believe that it is necessary to amend Section 25 of the Constitution to achieve accelerated land reform.

We align our views with those of Agbiz and Agri SA to strengthen the voice of these agricultural organisations even further.

READ THE FULL VINPRO/SALBA POSITION STATEMENT

ENQUIRIES: Wanda Augustyn at tel 021 276 0429, e-mail wanda@wineland.co.za

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