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Media release: Expropriation without compensation (EWC) is a betrayal of the struggle

 25 May 18
“Expropriation without compensation (EWC) is a betrayal of the struggle and the most ominious reversal on the road to true liberation for black South Africans since apartheid.…

Snake in the grass with Joburg housing policy

 23 May 18
Something all politically-conscious South Africans often forget is that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.…

Six myths about the land question that must be exposed

18 May 18   Mark Oppenheimer
Parliament plans to change the property clause in our constitution to allow the state to expropriate land without compensation.…

Unconstitutional subdivision restriction the major obstacle to rapid land reform

14 May 18   Roan Stoop
If the constitutionality of the Subdivision of Agricultural Land Act (Act 70 of 1970) was challenged in the Constitutional Court it would likely lead to the repeal of the subdivision restriction on farmland.…

Expropriation without compensation would affect the rule of law

09 May 18   Gary Moore
The Expropriation Act authorises government expropriation of private property for market-value compensation.…

Absurdity of South Africa’s estate agency laws

08 May 18   Mike Spencer
We all want to see a growing economy that allows people the dignity of work and to improve their living standards. This applies to every sector and industry.…

Media release: Only 45 days to comment on changing S 25 of the Constitution – the property rights clause – is irresponsible and anti-democratic

19 Apr 18   FMF Media Release
The Free Market Foundation is appalled and alarmed that expropriation without compensation of property (EWC), probably South Africa’s most important constitutional debate since the 1996 formation of the Constitution, will have only 45 days for writte…

Property rights are human rights

11 Apr 18   Chris Hattingh
We take for granted the rights for which many fought and died. We also seem to be taking lightly the serious threats that are being made to our freedoms.…

Land reform urgently needed in urban areas

In 1991, the Apartheid government committed its gravest violation of human rights: denying black South Africans ownership of land. How did it do this?…

More time required to comment on expropriation without compensation amendment

28 Mar 18   Martin van Staden
South Africans will only have one month to submit comments on government’s plan to amend the Constitution to provide for expropriation without compensation before the Constitutional Review Committee will begin public hearings.…

Land reform: The free market way

27 Mar 18   Martin van Staden
If not expropriation without compensation, then what? How do South Africans finally redress the imbalances caused by apartheid?…

Expropriation: Anti-white in rhetoric, anti-black in practice

15 Mar 18   Martin van Staden
All the progress made since Apartheid ended stands to be undone unless people recognise that a most fundamental human right is for people to have the ability to own and control property – this includes the produce of their own efforts and being able…

EWC tramples the sacrifices made by those who fought against colonialism and apartheid

12 Mar 18   Chris Hattingh
The myriad rights which South Africans enjoy were won after decades of struggle against the state.…

Media release: A further 52 Free State residents in Parys get title deeds and full home ownership

07 Feb 18  
Today will see a further 52 tenants in Parys, Tumahole, become land owners in a ceremony presided over the Mayor Joey Mochela to mark the presentation of full freehold title deeds to residents who have lived as tenants in their own homes, sometimes f…

Media release: Historic transfer of 117 title deeds in Stellenbosch thanks to the Municipality, Johann Rupert and the FMF

17 Jan 18   FMF Media Release
Today (16th January 2018) an historic occasion took place in the Stellenbosch Town Hall.…

Think again, ANC members, before you give up your secure property rights protection!

10 Jan 18   Eustace Davie
How do current members of the ANC know what will happen in the future if they remove the strict protection of property rights from the constitution?…

Media release: Key Standard Bank support helps 100 residents of Kwakwatsi find true economic transformation in a title deed and home ownership

12 Oct 17   FMF Media Release
Parys, 04 October 2017 – In a powerful initiative to extend home ownership to more underprivileged South Africans,…

Land reform without property rights is mere hot air

18 Sep 17   Chris Hattingh
The poor will be mired in poverty and uncertainty until guaranteed property rights.…

Private property is a fact of life, not a ‘Western’ creation

07 Sep 17   Martin van Staden
There are ‘critical’ intellectuals who question the validity of the institution of private property.…

Business Day column: Land-reform ‘lie’ keeps Verwoerdian tenure alive

04 Sep 17   Leon Louw
IF YOU tell a big lie and keep repeating it, people will eventually believe it,” observed Adolf Hitler’s propagandist, Joseph Goebbels.…

Media release: 58 Theewaterskloof municipality tenants find true economic transformation in a title deed and home ownership

25 Jul 17  
Today, 25 July 2017, 58 township residents will take the first step towards true economic empowerment…