Survey finds majority of SA supports land reform, Prof Ruth Hall explains

Land researcher Professor Ruth Hall says it's no surprise that two-thirds of South Africans want to see land reform materialise.

A survey by the Human Sciences Research Council reveals South Africa's attitudes towards land and other subjects.

The survey finds that an average of 67% of South Africans believe that there should be land reform.

Hall, who serves on the President's advisory panel on land reform, says there's been growing demand for land in recent years as the economy has been in decline.

The prof says there appears to be growing political demand for land reform and declining satisfaction with government efforts.

Read: Ramaphosa's new advisory team has 6 months to draw up national land reform plan

The survey calls for a more nuanced approach to the land debate which has a polarising and complex nature.

Land reform clearly needs to be done faster and better, Hall explains.

We shouldn't be surprised that the majority of South Africans, around two-thirds, say they want to see land reform happening.

Ruth Hall, Associate Professor at UWC's Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies   

What's very striking about the HSRC findings is that there have been fluctuations over time. They've been doing this survey since 2003.

Ruth Hall, Associate Professor at UWC's Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies   

There's a growing number of people wanting to see land reform happening and a declining proportion of people who think that government is doing a good job at land reform.

Ruth Hall, Associate Professor at UWC's Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies   

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