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Land expropriation without compensation: Lessons from Venezuela paint dire future

 10 Jul 20
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.…


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: 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.…

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.…

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?…

Why property rights are pro-poor

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