Expropriation list: denial and secrecy dangerous

2018-08-21 07:00

To deny a problem or keep it a secret will not make the problem disappear. It is dangerous and worsens the problem because you cannot prepare yourself to address the problem by way of a well-designed strategy, writes Kallie Kriel.

The 'farm list' that was... or wasn't

2018-08-15 11:55

Shivers of panic went through many in the farming community when a list of farms purportedly targeted for expropriation without compensation was released, writes Terence Corrigan.

AfriForum/Zulu relationship brings hope

2018-08-10 14:57

It is mind-boggling that Melanie Verwoerd tries to argue that AfriForum and His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini's positive decision to work together is "dangerous", writes Kallie Kriel.

Ramaphosa: We will not allow land grabs and anarchy

2018-08-09 15:14

The SA government will not allow land grabs and anarchy in the process of finding a solution for the land issue, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Constitution doesn't guarantee property rights, but neither will changing it

2018-08-08 10:37

Prof Steven Friedman is correct that Section 25 is not a cast-iron guarantee of property, but changing it will unlikely strengthen property rights, writes Terence Corrigan.

The long list of headlines too depressing to bear

2018-08-07 08:52

If the ANC believes the Constitution already allows for expropriation without compensation under certain circumstances, why did Ramaphosa announce that they decided to change it? What's the rush, asks Max du Preez.

Is SA the next Zim? I can no longer confidently say 'no'

2018-08-06 08:29

There is no coherence in how ANC leaders speak and think about land and it seems that facts did not play a big part in the governing party deciding on its latest course of action, writes Adriaan Basson.

Land hearings are about more power for corrupt ANC, than the people - Maimane

2018-08-04 13:54

The current debate on expropriation of land without compensation were driven by the African National Congress seeking to securing more power for the corrupt and elite, than to help the people, says Maimane.

ANC's smoke and mirror show over land comes to an end

2018-08-03 11:49

President Cyril Ramaphosa has finally shown his hand in his late-night address following the ANC's lekgotla and that hand was empty, writes Thandeka Mbabama.

Nothing new from Ramaphosa on land

2018-08-02 15:35

The hype from the public on President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement on land expropriation is a little strange since it is not the first time that the ANC has made this pronouncement, writes Aggrey Mahanjana.


Truth the biggest loser in land expropriation debate

2018-08-20 08:31

The biggest lie told about land expropriation is that land is the most pressing social issue in the country, when the ANC's research shows it doesn't even feature in the top five, writes Adriaan Basson.

Get women access to land 'now or never' - Bathabile Dlamini

2018-08-14 19:28

"Now or never" is the time to achieve land ownership for women, says Minister in the Presidency for Women Bathabile Dlamini.

Why a constitutional amendment won't give the state permission to 'grab' land

2018-08-10 10:48

Even if provision is made for expropriation without compensation in certain circumstances, the state will not automatically be able to "grab" land. It is merely a start of a very long process, writes Elmien du Plessis.

Land also cultural for white people

2018-08-08 14:59

Family farms are not just land, they are family businesses and the family livelihood and family inheritances. Because farmers tend to reinvest profits in their farms, inter-generational family wealth is tied up with the land, writes Valerie Payn.

The king and Kallie Kriel: Strange (and dangerous) bed fellows

2018-08-08 08:49

There is an emoticon depicting a person with a hand over his/her face as a sign of exasperation. Last week it illustrated perfectly how I felt when I read that AfriForum is now in cahoots with King Goodwill Zwelithini, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Changes to the Constitution may boost, not weaken, property rights

2018-08-06 19:39

Government’s plan to change the Constitution to mention land expropriation without compensation could, ironically, end up strengthening the property rights on which investment depends, writes Steven Friedman.

Agri SA calls for 'cool heads' over land expropriation

2018-08-04 18:26

Land reform was one of the major talking points at Agri Eastern Cape’s 17th annual congress, following the ANC’s announcement earlier in the week that it supported the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution.

The land debate: Will of the people or time to panic?

2018-08-03 14:10

On Tuesday night Cyril Ramaphosa in his capacity as ANC president announced that the party plans to pursue an amendment to the Constitution that will allow expropriation without compensation. This sparked a national debate.

The people have spoken on land

2018-08-03 09:26

The ANC's policies on the land question are in direct response to land dispossession and derived their roots from the communal land ownership of the indigenous people, writes Ronald Lamola.

Implications of Ramaphosa's announcement on land dire

2018-08-02 08:45

If there was any doubt about the seriousness of the ANC's drive to introduce a policy of expropriation without compensation, President Cyril Ramaphosa's latest announcement should have put that to rest, writes Terence Corrigan.

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