The government of South Africa will take the land it wants from White farmers that have lived there for generations. Blacks did not believe in land ownership when European settlers arrived in South Africa. They believed in "slave ownership" and their wars with other tribes were usually over acquisition of new slaves, breeding stock, or humans for religious sacrifice.
Europeans brought with them the rule of law, farming, ranching and development of the land. This was at the expense of the primitive people who squatted there, much like you see in major urban centers around the world today.
The Mayflower Pilgrims founded Plymouth Colony, in what would become the United States, in 1620.
European settlement of South Africa started in Cape Town on a commission for the Dutch-East India Trading company in 1652.
White South Africans are not interlopers, as they have been in South Africa for as long as Whites in America. What is happening in S.A., is a harbinger of things to come in the U.S.
It's called "Reconquista" and it is happening as we speak...
SOUTH AFRICA WARNS WHITE FARMERS OF EXPROPRIATION
South Africa has told white farmers it may seize their properties under the land restitution program if they fail to agree on a selling price within six months.
The program aims to hand back land or offer financial compensation to black people who were forcibly removed from their ancestral homes under apartheid.
President Thabo Mbeki's Government wants 30 per cent of farm land in black hands by 2014.
But the transfer process has been slow, with only around 4 per cent of land transferred by the restitution program so far.
Agriculture and Land Affairs Minister Lulu Xingwana says wrangling with white land-owners over prices is one of the main reasons for the low turnover.
She has given them a strong warning.
"We are now going to negotiate six months - no more, no less," she said.
"Indeed, we don't have time to be talking and talking for 10 years... because already our people have been waiting."
"We will no longer waste time negotiating with people who are not committed to transformation."
South Africa has been quick to dismiss comparisons with neighbouring Zimbabwe, where a similar campaign was frequently marked by violence.
It has vowed to take a more orderly approach to addressing its apartheid and British colonial legacy.
Ms Xingwana's department has already identified several properties that will be taken over if it cannot reach agreement over prices with the owners, but it is the first time the Government has set a time limit on such talks.
Officials have stressed land will only be seized as a last resort and farmers have the right to appeal against the decision in court.
Land claims are an especially emotive part of the post-apartheid reforms, as they often bring white families who have lived on the land for generations up against black people whose historical ties to the land run even deeper.
So far, 89 per cent of the nearly 80,000 claims that were lodged by the December 1998 cut-off date have been settled.
The Government has set a 2008 deadline to finish the process.
August 12, 2006