That individuals and communities must have the ability to keep and own things they have earned, found, bought or created, is necessary for any free and just society. Oppressive and poor nations are the ones that have gone against this absolute moral fact: Venezuela, North Korea, the Soviet Union, and Zimbabwe, to name but a few.
Parliament's vote to consider expropriation without compensation of property is perhaps the institution's worst deed since voting to implement apartheid decades ago. And now, like the judiciary had to do during the apartheid era, our courts need to again become the rational branch of government.
[Read the full article at HuffPost SA here: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.za/martin-van-staden/how-the-constitutional-court-may-still-save-property-rights_a_23374475/]
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