It's one thing to focus on SA's long-term prospects. Be careful not to miss the forest for the trees. But what's to be done when the forest suddenly goes up in flames? asks Ron Derby.
High level clouds. Mild.
Individual ownership in a capitalist system is not the only alternative to feudal control, says Terry Bell.
President Cyril Ramaphosa "bending the knee" to Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini is not surprising and has to do with mining rights, says Dr Aninka Claassens, a senior researcher at the University of Cape Town.
As it fights for survival, the Ingonyama Trust is reportedly taking Parliament to court over recommendations by a high-powered team of experts that it should be dissolved.
Resisting plans to transfer land under the Ingonyama Trust to the State for redistribution is no different from defending apartheid and its legacy, leading experts participating in a debated hosted by The Witness agreed.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) Thursday became the latest political party to rally behind Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini in his battle against proposals to remove control of land from the Ingonyama Trust.
The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal believes that the Ingonyama Trust Act should not be repealed but rather amended so that people living in communal land can have security of tenure.
While the land debate has been viewed largely through a racial lens, the potential land reforms which may emerge have people across various sectors of South African society nervous.
Parliament is "gravely concerned" by what it deems "personal attacks" by the Ingonyama Trust on former president Kgalema Motlanthe, in his former capacity as chairperson of a high-level panel on key legislation.
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