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Ideologie bedreig ons grondwetlike legitimiteit

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

Stop government from taking your property

 21 May 19
Speaking at the Goldman Sachs investor conference on Wednesday, President Ramaphosa attempted to address investors’ concerns regarding expropriation of property without compensation (EWC).…

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.…

Expropriation without compensation will not help its intended beneficiaries

02 May 19   James Peron
The entire land confiscation project is a disaster that will not help the people it is meant to help.…

Media release: Restoring property rights through title deeds on Freedom Day

30 Apr 19  
On Freedom Day, 27 April 2019, a generation after the fall of Apartheid, a further 66 residents of Vukuzenzele (which means stand up and do it for yourself) in Cape Town received title deeds to properties they have occupied for decades.…

Expropriation without compensation sends a clear message

26 Apr 19   James Peron
Call it what you want: economic justice, expropriation without compensation, helping the poor, but the reality is most of the world will sum it up in one word – theft.…

Media release: Land reform bills threaten everything the struggle achieved

09 Apr 19   FMF Media Release
Should the change to section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation (EWC) go ahead, government, in effect, while continuing to recognise property rights, will fail in its constitutional duty to protect them.…

Zimbabwe land lessons for SA

13 Mar 19   James Peron
American sportsman Yogi Berra was known for his quirky turns of phrase. One of his most famous was, "It's like déjà vu all over again."…

It would be deplorable to rush the expropriation amendment

08 Mar 19   Martin van Staden
The parliamentary ad hoc committee on amending the Constitution to provide for expropriation without compensation said it intended to speed up the process and settle the matter by the time of the May 8 general election.…

Land discourse being used as smoke and mirrors

06 Feb 19   Sindile Vabaza
The land debate, as hackneyed as it is, is being used by both the EFF and the ANC as a proxy fix to whitewash various crises that face the poor black majority in the country.…

Media release: Poor black citizens continue to suffer EWC

24 Jan 19   FMF Media Release
Marathon and Delport (M&D) informal settlement is the first official Expropriation Without Compensation (EWC) announcement.…

Media release: Khaya Lam Land Reform Project kicks off the new year with 101 title deeds

23 Jan 19   FMF Media Release
The Free Market Foundation’s (FMF) Khaya Lam Land Reform Project announced today that another 101 residents of Vredefort in the Free State will receive the title deeds to their homes bringing the total number of transfers completed to date to 3,197…

SA can learn from Uganda’s dire history of expropriation without compensation

14 Jan 19   Mugabi John Socrates
The South African government has signalled its intention to pursue a policy of expropriation without compensation, based in part on the narrative that the minority continues to control and own vast swathes of property to the exclusion of the black ma…

Right to compensation central to protecting human rights

09 Jan 19   Martin van Staden
Government’s push to water down the constitutional protection for property rights in South Africa by amending the Constitution should shock everyone of whatever race or socio-economic background.…

Media release: Khaya Lam Land Reform Project brings joy to township residents this festive season

11 Dec 18   FMF Media Release
The Free Market Foundation’s (FMF) Khaya Lam Land Reform Project announced today that another 60 residents of Tumahole in the Free State will receive the title deeds to their homes bringing the total number of transfers completed to date to 3,361.…

Amending the Constitution on shaky grounds will cause illegitimacy

03 Dec 18   Martin van Staden
Removing the right to compensation when expropriating property that is currently contained in section 25 of the Constitution, will be a lethal blow to the legitimacy and stability of our constitutional order if done under present conditions.…

The Ingonyama Trust should keep its promises and entrench property rights

During the opening of the Provincial House of Traditional Leaders in 2016 in Ulundi, the Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, said that people who live on Ingonyama Trust land would start receiving title deeds.…

Media release: Johann Rupert sponsors 70 Title Deeds in Aberdeen

21 Nov 18   FMF Media Release
On 16 November, 70 residents of the Karoo town of Aberdeen walked into the presentation hall as tenants and out as home owners, with full freehold title made possible by the generosity of businessman Johann Rupert and his wife Gaynor who are signific…

Media release: Government thinks review of just 0.01 percent of submissions is sufficient to change S25 of Constitution

20 Nov 18  
To consider the fundamental question of whether to change S 25 of the Constitution to allow for expropriation without compensation (EWC), it appears that the Constitutional Review Committee studied just 0.01% of the public submissions, if that.…

Media release: FMF International Conference: Expropriation without Compensation (EWC)

20 Nov 18   FMF Media Release
Today 20 and tomorrow 21 November, the Free Market Foundation (FMF) is hosting a two-day conference focusing on achieving land reform without undermining property rights.…

Former president Thabo Mbeki urges ANC rethink on EWC

14 Nov 18   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
It is a well-known fact that the ANC sees itself not primarily as a ruling party but rather as a movement.…

Media release: No to Expropriation Without Compensation

13 Nov 18  
The ANC is playing a dangerous political game in forcing through its policy of changing the Constitution to allow for expropriation without compensation (EWC) and party members supporting this should be very clear about the consequences.…