Evaluating Land and Agrarian Reform in South Africa: Joint Ventures

"Joint ventures (JVs) are an increasingly common feature of the process of land and agrarian reform in South Africa. They involve black people who currently have land rights or who are land reform beneficiaries and will be receiving a government subsidy on the one hand, and white commercial farmers, corporate entities or sectors of government on the other, engaging in joint agricultural or other land-related production. This study focuses on five case studies. The cases were selected to obtain a spread of types in terms of the nature of the scheme with regard to tenure and financial arrangements, and the involvement of different parties (state and private sector). Primary documentation was analysed and interviews with key informants were undertaken for each case study. This primary material was augmented by a literature review."