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Media release: ULTRA Amendment Bill will deprive millions of property rights

 30 Nov 20
“The Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Act, ULTRA, is arguably South Africa’s most important law, yet very few know about it.…

Media release: Minister of Human Settlement, Mr Tertius Simmers, Stellenbosch Executive Mayor van Deventer, and the FMF’s Khaya Lam Director, Temba Nolutshungu, deliver title deeds to front gates in Pniel, Stellenbosch

 27 Oct 20
The Free Market Foundation’s (FMF) Khaya Lam (My Home) land reform project, touched the lives of another 16 families on Thursday 22 October in Stellenbosch, Western Cape.…

Media releas: A further 162 title deeds in Kwakwatsi, Ngwathe, Free State

15 Oct 20  
On 14 October 2020, a further 162 fully tradeable free hold title deeds were presented to residents of Kwakwatsi, Ngwathe, Northern Free State, also known as Koppies.…

Media release: Full title deeds through Bond Cancellation. Land Reform breakthrough by Remgro, Cederberg Municipality and FMF in Clanwilliam, Western Cape

12 Oct 20  
On 8 October 2020, in a landmark event for the FMF's Khaya Lam (My Home) Land Reform Project, Remgro Limited and the Cederberg Municipality, for the first time, presented 45 full title deeds to lawful property owners in Clanwilliam under the Bond Can…

Media release: Government starts to release state owned farms to landless blacks – but no full title for 30 years

07 Oct 20  
Yet again government is failing to grasp an opportunity to redistribute state owned land to landless black citizens on full freehold title. Instead it is “allowing” them to farm state land on a 30 year lease and only then, will an option to buy kick…

Media release: The S25 Amendment Bill must not proceed

30 Sep 20  
Blaming the Constitution for government failure to act on land reform is absurd, yet, this is exactly what the Section 25 Amendment Bill is doing.…

The latest economic freedom report shows a worrying decline of property rights in SA

The latest economic freedom report shows a worrying decline of property rights in SA…

Land tenure bill must extend rights to women, not remove them from everybody

11 Sep 20   Lindelwa Fuku
Land tenure bill must extend rights to women, not remove them from everybody…

Amendments to the land rights bill would be a great injustice

01 Sep 20   Eustace Davie
Amendments to the land rights bill would be a great injustice…

The importance of secure property rights for women

21 Aug 20   Sindile Vabaza
The importance of secure property rights for women…

EWC is a zero-sum game that will lead to more poverty and misery

05 Aug 20   Riaan Salie
EWC is a zero-sum game that will lead to more poverty and misery…

EWC not the answer for post-COVID-19 South Africa

29 Jul 20   Chris Hattingh
EWC not the answer for post-COVID-19 South Africa…

Land expropriation without compensation: Lessons from Venezuela paint dire future

10 Jul 20   Martin van Staden
A few years ago, the US Central Intelligence Agency declassified a document from the 1980s that recorded some of the jokes the Soviet Union citizens made among themselves during the communist reign of terror.…

Letter: David Rakgase’s farm victory good news

05 Jun 20   Chris Hattingh
Letter: David Rakgase’s farm victory good news…

SA must look at the many horrific results of land expropriation without compensation

15 May 20   Tom Palmer
SA must look at the many horrific results of land expropriation without compensation…

Land expropriation without compensation is an illusion that cannot lead to a better life

11 May 20   Riaan Salie
Land expropriation without compensation is an illusion that cannot lead to a better life…

Lessons from Venezuela: Implosion started with land grabs

07 May 20   Andrés F. Guevara B.
Lessons from Venezuela: Implosion started with land grabs…

South Africa considers legislation that would allow the state to seize any citizen’s property

06 Apr 20   Chris Hattingh
South Africa considers legislation that would allow the state to seize any citizen’s property…

Land expropriation in SA: A warning ignored, a society crumbling

11 Mar 20   Martin van Staden
South African history demonstrates how bad a teacher history is.…

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.…