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OPINION | The issue of land in SA: Will Biden speak up for his ‘favourites’ again?

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Former Vice President Joe Biden delivers a speech at the William Hicks Anderson Community Center, on July 28, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware.
Former Vice President Joe Biden delivers a speech at the William Hicks Anderson Community Center, on July 28, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware.
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Gabriel Crouse asks whether US president-elect will speak on the issue of contentious issue of land expropriation without compensation like he did on the issue of apartheid in 1986. 

In 1986, then Senator Joe Biden made a speech about South Africa that has recently garnered a quarter of a million views on YouTube. Joe Biden will, with almost absolute certainty, be the 46th president of the United States. Will that old speech define his policy to South Africa?

One of the most common retorts I hear from Americans about our country's travails is: South Africa is far away, it's poor and we mostly care only about ourselves as Americans. Unless, by any chance, you might have lots of oil.

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