The Leaderex Money Summit, hosted 15 September at the Sandton Convention Centre, intended “to positively impact savings and investment across the country”. It comprised 20 conferences, forums and roundtables, and involved over 100 speakers. Martin van Staden presented on the topic, “Addressing the land question in South Africa”. Dankie, Martin!
Martin explained that expropriation without compensation and the associated narrative of “land hunger” are nothing more than a naked powergrab by government. There are better avenues to land reform, including urban titling (special mention was made of the FMF’s Khaya Lam project) and true ownership in government housing schemes, and the privatisation of rural public land.