On the 17th of September 2020, the Southern African Liaison Office (SALO), in partnership with the
Norwegian Embassy, hosted a public dialogue titled Whose Land is it Anyway: A People-Centred Approach to
the Land Question in South Africa and Zimbabwe. The dialogue aimed to unpack the recent developments in
Zimbabwe’s land reform program brought on by the Global Compensation Deed Agreement (GCDA). The
dialogue also focused on the challenges and accomplishments achieved by Zimbabwe’s Fast Track Land
Reform Program as well as what lessons South Africa could draw from Zimbabwe’s progress. The dialogue
was co-chaired by SALO board member Miss Molly Dhlamini and senior researcher Mr Munjodzi Mutandiri;
and the panel comprised of Ambassador H.E. David Hamadziripi, Professor Rudo Gaidzanwa, Emeritus
Professor Ben Cousins and Dr Phillan Zamchiya.
Participants included diplomats, civil society members and government representatives.