SA expects decisive leadership from the president, including the fight against Covid-19 and holding his Cabinet to account, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
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AfriForum respects Kriek’s right to believe that he and organised agriculture can prevent expropriation without compensation by attempting to win the ANC’s favour and pacifying them, writes Kallie Kriel.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was speaking to reporters in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
For an expropriation without compensation mechanism to pass constitutional muster, it must have in-built rationality processes, tests and appeals, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
The ANC has not departed from its historical position about expropriation without compensation, writes Elmien du Plessis. And the governing party and the state won't be able to eschew the courts, it would be unconstitutional.
MPs are considering including the specific circumstances under which land can be expropriated without compensation in the amendment to Section 25 of the Constitution.
All views on expropriation without compensation are welcome, the chairperson of the ad hoc committee to amend Section 25 of the Constitution, Mathole Motshekga has said.
Racial edicts in the form of the current empowerment regime have been presented as a non-negotiable by President Ramaphosa. This despite some clearly expressed concerns by investors, writes Terence Corrigan.
The Ad Hoc committee tasked with the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation, is expected to hold a workshop with "various experts on the question of land and amending the Constitution".
People should avoid making decisions based on individual policy elements in South Africa, resulting in rash changes to their investment portfolios, according to Herman Van Papendorp, head of investment research and asset allocation at Momentum Investments.
President Cyril Ramaphosa's Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture has serious concerns about group farming models, and says South Africa has proven that individual ownership of land – or at least secure long-term leases – make for agricultural growth.
In truth, the direction of land policy misstates the existing problems, and offers no solutions for them. If anything, what is proposed will only compound them, writes Terence Corrigan.
The courts may retain some ability to review executive decisions on compensation, but not to enforce an alternative. There is much here that is reminiscent of the Expropriation Bill of 2008, which similarly sought to limit the role of the courts, writes Terence Corrigan.
Parliament thought it would take a year to come up with a longer-term solution to people who don't have title deeds or other formal property protection. That was more than two decades ago.
Slowly but surely the process to amend to Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation is getting under way in Parliament. This is where the process currently stands.
Amending the Constitution to allow land expropriation without compensation remains a priority of the current administration, Deputy President David Mabuza has told the National Assembly.
As the government drives towards a policy of expropriation without compensation, there is no evidence that it intends anything other than expanding its own power over people's assets as illustrated by the David Rakgase case, writes Terence Corrigan.
The sixth Parliament's process to amend Section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation has got off to a false start.
The department of public works is ready to hand over 100 plots "identified for restitution purposes", says, says pubic works minister Patricia de Lille, but it is still waiting for supporting documents from the agriculture department.
Although many opponents of expropriation of land without compensation equates this with nationalisation, and the EFF's policy is that land should be nationalised, the Constitution currently does not provide for this, one of the members of the presidential panel of experts on land reform and agriculture, Bulelwa Mabasa explained.
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