ANC expediency messing up land reform process

2018-08-15 17:01

??It’s highly likely that an amendment will be made to the Constitution that will allow for land expropriation without compensation following a decision to do so by the ANC, writes Jannie Rossouw.

Ramaphosa's biggest challenge yet: Managing the expropriation-genie

2018-08-14 12:05

The expropriation without compensation-genie is out of the bottle, and it ain't going back. The ANC is going to have a tough time keeping the reins on this genie, writes Jan Gerber.

‘Scrutinise SA’s top 30 firms’

2018-08-12 06:00

The vice-president of the Black Business Council and president of the SA Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP), Nkuli Bogopa, has called for transformation in the country’s top 30 companies to be scrutinised.

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.

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.

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.

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.


2018-08-01 09:16

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Tuesday that the ANC would support an amendment to a section of South Africa's Constitution to "explicitly" expropriate land without compensation.


World Bank: Strengthen property rights for land reform

2018-08-14 21:11

The World Bank recognises the need for land reform, but it must happen within a regime of secure property rights.

Ramaphosa cutting canes for his own backside

2018-08-14 07:59

The time is ripe for the citizens to see a leader with strong convictions stating his case without fear of offending someone. "Spineless Cyril" is not an epithet that would serve his brand, writes Max du Preez.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SA’s land problem won’t go away

2018-08-02 13:43

Even though the ANC is not in favour of expropriating white farmers’ land as was done in Zimbabwe, investors are right to worry as the fundamental problems will not go away by themselves, writes Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg Opinion.

Expropriation, with or without compensation, does not equal land reform

2018-08-01 16:30

A Constitution is not a holy document, but it contains a set of ideals that provides a guiding function when legislation is drawn up and interpreted, and how decisions need to be made, writes Elmien du Plessis.

Land expropriation: where law and politics collide

2018-07-20 07:00

Can the land question be settled by dialogue and negotiation. Were we over-optimistic, doomed to fail from the start, asks Elmien du Plessis.

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