South African Land Reform -- Beyond A Joke

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 08/17/2005 12:00 am EDT

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, South Africa's recently appointed Deputy President, has a sense of humour, so maybe she was just joking. But it was the political equivalent of shouting "Fire" in a crowded theatre, and it has severely shaken confidence in the good sense of the government she helps to lead.

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