Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


The Intrinsic Role of the Development Facilitation Act in Accelerating the Delivery of Land Development to the Black Majority Inpost-Apartheid South Africa

Author(s): Kola Olusola Odeku

Post-apartheid South Africa introduced various transformative legislation to accelerate and speedup land development projects and land justice for the previously denied and disadvantaged black South Africans. One of these progressive transformative legislation is the Development Facilitation Act 67 of 1995 (DFA). However, the reality is that most of the land in the country is still owned by the white minority, who were previously advantaged during apartheid era and continue to be advantaged and benefit broadly in the post-apartheid South Africa. This paper examines the DFA by evaluating its strengths and weaknesses in addressing the past land and development segregations and denial against the black majority in post-apartheid era.

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