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

 11 Sep 20
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
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…

Media release: Ministerial discretion under the ULTRA Amendment Bill will cause land dispossession on a huge scale

20 Aug 20  
The Upgrading or Land Tenure Rights Act (ULTRA) is arguably democratic South Africa’s most important law.…

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…

Bulelani Qolani and the problem of urban land reform

21 Jul 20   Sindile Vabaza
Bulelani Qolani and the problem of urban land reform…

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.…

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.…

The State wants to take your house and pay you nothing

18 Dec 19   Mark Oppenheimer
At a time when South Africa’s economy is flatlining and Eskom is failing, Government has proposed an amendment to the Bill of Rights, which will allow it to confiscate people’s homes without compensation.…

Media release: Historic land titling event in Alex, Johannesburg

10 Dec 19  
The Free Market Foundation (FMF) is delighted that, after many years of heroic activism for land restitution by Alexandra (Alex) township property claimants, supported by the FMF, the first batch of title deeds in Alex will be presented at a ceremony…

Media release: Historic transfer of 132 title deeds in Stellenbosch thanks to the Municipality, Johann Rupert and the FMF

27 Nov 19  
On 21 November, at the historic Stellenbosch Town Hall, the municipality hosted a momentous occasion during which Dr Johann Rupert and his wife Gaynor presented 132 full title deeds to residents from Kaya Mandi, Klapmuts, Kylemore, Franschhoek and Le…