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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
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
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…

Land reform: restitution, not redistribution, is the proper vehicle

26 May 17   Martin van Staden
The disallowance of foreign ownership of agricultural land and the creation of a race and gender registry of landowners are among the proposals contained in the new Regulation of Agricultural Land Holdings Bill, sponsored by the Department of Rural D…

Media Release: New agricultural land reform bill seeks redistribution rather than restitution and is unconstitutional

02 May 17   FMF Media Release
The Free Market Foundation (FMF) says that new land reform provisions contained in the Regulation of Agricultural Land Holdings Bill,…