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See below: Conference & Programme ||| Overview ||| Submission, articles & media releases, videos

 

EXPROPRIATION WITHOUT COMPENSATION

CONFERENCE

 

Dates: 09h00 – 17h15 | 20 November 2018

09h00 – 14h00 | 21 November 2018

Venue: Radisson Blu, Sandton, cnr Rivonia Rd & Daisy St

Cost: Free

RSVP: http://www.freemarketfoundation.com/View-Event?i=195

 

International speakers:

Maria Corina Machado and Dr Sary Levy Carciente (Venezuela)
Rejoice Ngwenya (Zimbabwe)
Barun Mitra (India)
Franklin Cudjoe (Ghana)
Olumayowa Okediran (Nigeria)
Mugabi John Socrates (Uganda)
Adv Linda Kavuka (Kenya)
Aimable Manirakiza (Burundi)
Dr Tom Palmer (United States)

Local speakers:

Penuell Maduna | Former Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development

Leon Louw | Executive Director, Free Market Foundation

Lawrence Mavundla | President, National African Federated Chamber of Commerce

Temba Nolutshungu | Director, Free Market Foundation

Eustace Davie | Director, Free Market Foundation

Candice Pillay | Attorney and Partner, Hogan Lovells

Martin van Staden | Legal Researcher, Free Market Foundation

Devon Windvogel | Lecturer, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, UKZN

Terence Corrigan | Policy Fellow, Institute of Race Relations

Petrus Sitho | Full time activist for property rights

Phephelaphi Dube | Director, Centre for Constitutional Rights

20- 21 November 2018

 

Conference on Security of Property Rights
Case studies from Venezuela, Africa, India, Europe and Asia;
achieving land reform without undermining property rights

 

Programme

 

TUESDAY | NOVEMBER 20 | 0900-1705

                            Moderator             Temba Nolutshungu | Director, Free Market Foundation

0900-0930        Land audit nonsense: Why “left” and “right” wing audits are virtually meaningless
Leon Louw | Executive Director, Free Market Foundation

0930-1010        Lessons from Venezuela (via video)
María Corina Machado | Former Member of the National Assembly & Presidential Candidate

                            Sary Levy Carciente | Member of the National Academy of Economic Sciences & responsible
    for calculation and analysis of International Property Rights Index, Property Rights Alliance

1010-1040        Lessons from India
Barun Mitra | Independent researcher and analyst & founder of Liberty Institute

1040-1110        TEA

1110-1240        Lessons from Africa
Rejoice Ngwenya (Zimbabwe) | Founder and Executive Director,
    Coalition for Market and Liberal Solutions

                            Olumayowa Okediran (Nigeria) | Assistant Director of International Programs,
    Students For Liberty

                            Franklin Cudjoe (Ghana) | Founding President and Chief Executive Officer,
    IMANI Centre for Policy and Education

1240-1400        LUNCH & NETWORKING

 

                            Moderator             Phumlani Majozi | Board member, Free Market Foundation

1400-1430        Remaking South Africa: Unfinished business
Penuell Maduna | Former Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development

1430-1530        Lessons from Africa
Linda Kavuka (Kenya) | Advocate of the High Court of Kenya  
    & African Programs Manager, Students For Liberty

                            Aimable Manirakiza (Burundi) | Founder and Chief Executive Director,
    Centre for Development and Enterprises Great Lakes

1530-1600        TEA

1600-1630        Lessons from Europe and Asia
Tom Palmer | George M Yeager Chair for Advancing Liberty &
    Executive Vice President for International Programs, Atlas Network

1630-1700        Lessons from South Africa – “Never Again”
Lawrence Mavundla | President, National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and
    Industry (Nafcoc) & African Co-operative for Hawkers and Informal Business (Achib)

1700-1705        Close

WEDNESDAY | NOVEMBER 21 | 0915-1400

                            Moderator             Ayanda Khumalo | Chairman, Free Market Foundation

0915-1000        Transforming the urban landscape through FMF’s Khaya Lam (My Home) project
Temba Nolutshungu | Director, Free Market Foundation

                            Maria Klaas & David Ubane | First time home owners, Ngwathe

1000-1100        Fast, affordable, simple – Khaya Lam’s property transfer process
    Eustace Davie | Director, Free Market Foundation

                            How removing RDP pre-emptive clauses will make home ownership a reality
    Candice Pillay | Attorney and Partner, Hogan Lovells

                            Enable small-scale farming and end ‘mega-farming’ by repealing subdivision restrictions
    Martin van Staden
| Legal Researcher, Free Market Foundation

1100-1130        TEA

1130-1230        Expropriation without compensation: Yet another barrier to entry
for millions of disadvantaged South Africans

    Devon Windvogel | Lecturer, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, UKZN

                            If government is serious about land reform, it should create owners not tenants   
    Terence Corrigan | Policy Fellow, Institute of Race Relations

                            EWC will cause job losses and economic decline – leave Section 25 alone  
    Petrus Sitho | Full time activist for property rights

1230-1300        No need to change the constitution to effect restitution
    Phephelaphi Dube | Director, Centre for Constitutional Rights

1300-1305        Close

1305-1400        LUNCH & NETWORKING

RSVP: http://www.freemarketfoundation.com/View-Event?i=195

 

EXPROPRIATION WITHOUT COMPENSATION

OVERVIEW

 

The Constitution of South Africa currently requires that government pay compensation when it takes private property (i.e. expropriates), which is the common practice around the world. In February 2018, the South African government, however, resolved to pursue a policy of expropriation without compensation (EWC).

Government’s narrative has implied that EWC will only apply to rural land (moreover, to rural land held by white farmers). This is, however, not how constitutional doctrine functions. If EWC is amended into the Constitution, all property will be subject to it, regardless of government’s verbal, or even written, assurances to the contrary.

Secure private property rights are absolute prerequisites to a prosperous society and to individual freedom. EWC will undermine all the progress South Africa has made since Apartheid ended, and will guarantee that absolutely no progress can be made in the future. It is imperative that EWC be abandoned and that land reform be pursued under the current, powerful provisions of the Constitution.

 

EXPROPRIATION WITHOUT COMPENSATION

SUBMISSION | ARTICLES & MEDIA RELEASES | VIDEOS

Media release: No to Expropriation Without Compensation

Submission to Parliament on EWC

Land reform: The free market way


Never again – property rights must be protected


Expropriation without compensation is a betrayal of the struggle


Expropriation without compensation tramples the sacrifices made by those who fought against colonialism and apartheid

South Africa PLUMMETS to 37th in global property rights rankings, falling behind Rwanda

Will South Africa go the way of Zimbabwe?

African judges defend Rule of Law

Bad faith public participation in expropriation without compensation hearings a travesty of participatory democracy


Six myths about the land question that must be exposed


Title deeds are simply a means to an end – security of property rights


Land reform urgently needed in urban areas


‘Never again’ until next time


Property rights are human rights


Expropriation without compensation is an assault on the constitutional right to dignity


Expropriation of property without compensation – 75 per cent to change the Constitution

Videos (other FMF videos available here: https://www.youtube.com/user/ChannelFMF/videos)

Expropriation without compensation – betrayal of the struggle

International Property Rights Index launch (see six other parts as well)

75% is what it will take to change s25 of Constitution – no argument

(Executive summary)

Expropriation without compensation and the National Democratic Revolution

 

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