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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
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?…

Ideologie bedreig ons grondwetlike legitimiteit

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

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.…

Stop government from taking your property

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

A tale of two eras: Mandela/Mbeki vs Zuma/Ramaphosa administrations

06 May 19   Temba A Nolutshungu
It is an unmitigated moral tragedy that in the year of celebrating what would have been Mandela’s 101st birthday, the incumbent government has betrayed him on an issue about which that he felt strongly.…

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.…

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.…

Low business confidence to be expected

27 Mar 19   Chris Hattingh
That business confidence is at its lowest point in the last two years should not come as a surprise.…

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.…