For those that are interested in the land debate, I have studied the November 2017 Land Audit report which has been so grossly misrepresented by poor quality journalists and present the real data below.
Land ownership is divided into state ownership and also the following categories of private ownership:
The state (national, provincial and municipal) and all other non-private ownership (including the Ingonyama Trust in KZN) accounts for 28.12 million ha of land.
The remaining 77% is held by the above mentioned categories of private owners.
Companies will include everything from large conglomerates, mines, factories and businesses registered as companies.
Trusts include family trusts, community trusts and any other entity registered as such in terms of the Trust Property Control Act of 1988.
Ownership was further classified according to race as white, African, coloured, Indian, other and co-owned.
Race was determined through the ID number of the owner on the title deed, matched with data held by StatsSA from the 2011 census.
Where race could not be determined, ownership was classed as "other".
Total SA: 27.03 million ha (22%)
These are the real facts taken from the government's own Land Audit report.
An indisputably white owner can be linked to ONLY 22% of South Africa’s land.
14th March, 2018