The issue is a sensitive one, and debate about it is often polarised along race, class and political lines. The land question therefore will be approached with great circumspection, and with sound research grounded in history and in the post-apartheid political and socio-economic landscape.

MISTRA will be harnessing insights from a broad cross-section of society – including academics, researchers, traditional authorities, small and emerging farmers, big agri-business, youth, women, farm dwellers, rural and urban dwellers – in preparation for commissioning contributions to the project. This project is scheduled for completion in 2021.