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Media release: Khaya Lam media release: 250 families in Phiritona, Free State, receive title deeds

 27 Feb 20
The Free Market Foundation’s (FMF) Khaya Lam Land Reform Project in partnership with the Ngwathe Municipality is proud to announce that 250 families of Phiritona in the Free State province received the title deeds to their homes today…

Media release: EWC: Unnecessary for land reform, dangerous to the economy, disastrous for the poor

17 Feb 20  
Expropriation without compensation (EWC) is unnecessary for land reform, dangerous to the economy, and will be disastrous for the poor.…

The worrying escalation of land expropriation without compensation

07 Feb 20   Martin van Staden
Giving the executive, rather than the courts, the power to decide when seizing property without paying for it is fair does not serve the quest for human dignity, liberty and prosperity; instead it destroys it.…

Bantustan Act threatens hard-won property rights for rural dwellers

17 Jan 20   Zakhele Mthembu
Once again, traditional leadership in South Africa is being tested as the proposed legislation seeks to perpetuate rural dwellers’ insecurity of land rights.…

Expropriation without compensation will kill SA’s investment potential

06 Jan 20   Jacques Jonker
Land expropriation without compensation is the perfect recipe for economic disaster.…

The benefits of informal housing

25 Dec 19   James Peron
There is an assumption on the part of urban central planners that informal housing projects are static slums. This is not true.…

The State wants to take your house and pay you nothing

18 Dec 19   Mark Oppenheimer
At a time when South Africa’s economy is flatlining and Eskom is failing, Government has proposed an amendment to the Bill of Rights, which will allow it to confiscate people’s homes without compensation.…

Media release: Historic land titling event in Alex, Johannesburg

10 Dec 19  
The Free Market Foundation (FMF) is delighted that, after many years of heroic activism for land restitution by Alexandra (Alex) township property claimants, supported by the FMF, the first batch of title deeds in Alex will be presented at a ceremony…

Media release: Historic transfer of 132 title deeds in Stellenbosch thanks to the Municipality, Johann Rupert and the FMF

27 Nov 19  
On 21 November, at the historic Stellenbosch Town Hall, the municipality hosted a momentous occasion during which Dr Johann Rupert and his wife Gaynor presented 132 full title deeds to residents from Kaya Mandi, Klapmuts, Kylemore, Franschhoek and Le…

Media release: Provincial Human Settlements Minister Tertius Simmers participates in Khaya Lam Grabouw title deeds presentation

24 Oct 19  
On 22 October 2019, Western Cape Provincial Minister of Human Settlements, Tertius Simmers, took part in the Free Market Foundation (FMF) Khaya Lam (my home) land reform project title deed presentation in Grabouw...…

Expropriation amendment harkens back to apartheid legal thinking

21 Oct 19   Martin van Staden
South Africans are overwhelmingly focused on the Zondo commission of inquiry into allegations of corruption during the scandalous presidency of Jacob Zuma.…

Without strong property rights, an African free trade area is meaningless

President Cyril Ramaphosa is getting more vocal about his support for the new African Continental Free Trade Area.…

Media release: Public/Private partnership delivers 115 titles deeds to impoverished town of Edenville, Ngwathe, Free State

15 Oct 19  
On 15 October, 115 residents were the first to receive full title deeds in the town of Edenville, Ngwathe, Free State. Sponsored by BetterBond, together with Ngwathe Municipality and the FMF’s Khaya Lam (my home) initiative, this is a genuine communi…

Strong property rights are vital for economic growth

04 Oct 19   Chris Hattingh
Expropriation without compensation hangs over the South African economy, with Parliament in the process of drafting an ill-considered amendment to our Constitution.…

The unreasonableness of expropriation without compensation

02 Oct 19   Martin van Staden
The Rule of Law principle at the heart of South Africa’s constitutional dispensation is there to prohibit arbitrariness from government and demand reasonableness.…

LETTER: Property rights must be safe from political whims

09 Sep 19   Chris Hattingh
Former president Kgalema Motlanthe was right on the money when he warned of the massive harm that would be caused if property rights aren’t protected in SA. Speaking in Pretoria, Motlanthe said: “If property is not protected you destroy value, and if…

Expropriation without compensation a death knell for SA’s economic prospects

03 Sep 19  
How many people in South Africa use their property to run a business, to make some sort of a living for themselves and their families?…

Media release: EWC constitutional amendment will perpetuate the evils of apartheid

01 Aug 19  
Instead of righting the wrongs of apartheid, Expropriation without compensation (EWC) will perpetuate the evils.…

Why property rights are pro-poor

26 Jul 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
What is the cause of poverty? And what would be the solution?…

Ideologie bedreig ons grondwetlike legitimiteit

31 May 19   Martin van Staden
Daar is diegene in ons sameleweing wat die Grondwet kritiseer as fundamenteel gebrekkig,…

Expropriation without compensation is anti-poor and anti-transformation

21 May 19   Devon Windvogel
Expropriation without compensation (EWC) is likely to become the biggest barrier to entry into the modern economy for millions of South Africans.…