Business Models in Land Reform

“This paper reviews the types of business models, or landuse models, being implemented in land reform projects involving the transfer of rural land to communities and
other groups in South Africa, under both the restitution and redistribution programmes. It draws heavily on the series of Diagnostic Studies prepared as part of the Sustainable
Development Consortium’s (SDC) work on post-settlement support, but also draws from other studies on restitution, notably that conducted by the Community Agency for
Social Enquiry (CASE) in 2005, and the wider literature on redistributive land reform in South Africa. The aim of this paper is first to identify the types of business model emerging within land reform, and to analyse
how they have been implemented and the implications for sustainable development and poverty alleviation.”