Evaluating Land and Agrarian Reform in South Africa: Rural Settlement

"This report considers the issue of rural settlement in South Africa and examines what settlement support rural households have access to and how effective this support is in creating sustainable settlements.The focus of this report is 'rural' in that it considers settlement programmes implemented outside the major metropolitan areas, that is, in small towns, commercial farming areas and communal areas of the former homelands. Chapter 2 of the report reviews the DLA and DoH policies on, and related to, rural settlement. The status and impacts of these programmes are examined in Chapter 3, which is followed by several examples of rural settlements in Chapter 4. Finally, conclusions are drawn in Chapter 5. These point to challenges for the future."