Redistribution is the most important component of land reform in South Africa. Initially, land was bought from its owners (willing seller) by the
government (willing buyer) and redistributed, in order to maintain
public confidence in the land market. Economically land reforms are important to the future of south Africa improved identification and selection of beneficiaries, better planning
of land and ultimately greater productivity of the land acquired.
South African nationalityhas been influenced primarily by the racial dynamics that have structured. South Africasociety throughout its development. The country's colonial history led
to the immigration (or importation) of different racial and ethnic
groups into one shared area. Power dispersion and inter-group relations
led to European dominance of the state, allowing it to directly shape nationality although not without internal division or influence from the less empowered races.
Some political geographers believe tha future ethnic conflicts are more liklely to occur as a result of multi-ethnic divisions in South Africa than simply black vs. white. What are reasons to support this perspective?