Human Sciences Research Council, Municipal Commonage Workshop, held at the Development Bank of Southern Africa, Midrand, November 2003
Lest we forget, land reform has and remains one of the most onerous challenges facing post-apartheid South Africa. Yet, notwithstanding the potholes as we tackle these mammoth challenges head-on, we are proud about our achievements thus far. Yes, Madam speaker, they are growing by the day. As we prepare to mark the first decade of a free and democratic South Africa, the challenge of restructuring our human settlement patterns to ensure greater equity and efficiency remains. This is against the background of colonial and apartheid spatial development, both of which sought to entrench racially segregated settlement and development.