The land reform debate in South Africa has become increasingly polarised since parliament resolved to consider amending the country’s Constitution to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation. The main problem lies with the government’s thinking behind land reform. It’s rooted in a Western, colonial mindset that’s totally out of step with how many would-be beneficiaries understand land. South Africa needs to move away from the communal paradigm that entrenches colonial and apartheid-era thinking, and move towards an approach that’s better aligned to living norms and traditions. Click here to read the full article. – The Conversation