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Every week we reach hundreds of thousands of people through placing arguments in the media in support of the principles we stand for. No other advocacy group in the country does as much as we do to promote support for policies that defend your right, and that of your community, to make decisions about your own life free from counter-productive government interference.

Letter: SAA bailout shows entrenched ANC cadre deployment - Businesslive

29 October 2020 - The government’s backtracking on spending cuts, further bailouts for SAA, and the reluctance to confront unions, was predicted by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR). The government can do none of these things for a very practical reason; to do so would be to interrupt the cashflow to the cadre deployment networks on which the internal unity of the ANC now depends.

Having run out of money, SACP-ANC government needs to expropriate assets to fund patronage and the NDR – IRR

29 October 2020 - The South African government has run out of money. To sustain its ideological pursuit of the National Democratic Revolution (NDR), an unashamedly Leninist project to convert free or mostly free economies to socialism and ultimately communism, and to fuel the vast patronage machinery underpinning its fragile unity, the governing SACP-ANC alliance has turned to grabbing assets through expropriation and the fundamental erosion of property rights.

Letter: Land Bill: clear as mud - Financial Mail

29 October 2020 - The headline ‘Clarity at last on land expropriation’ (15 October 2020) suggests that the recently published Expropriation Bill will provide South Africa with the elusive certainty that is so important to economic take-off.

Experts give false reading of Expropriation Bill - News24

28 October 2020 - The three legal experts cited in the report 'Should you be afraid of the new Expropriation Bill? We ask 3 legal experts' (22 October) are wrong in saying the 2020 Expropriation Bill "gives clarity", "is an important check on state power", applies solely to land needed for public projects and is necessary for successful land reform.

Letter: Nonownership of land is government policy - Businesslive

27 October 2020 - It would be reassuring — in a way — to profess oneself “shocked” at news that the government intends offering for “redistribution” state-owned landholdings that are already being worked successfully by black farmers. (“Farms on Land Reform List Are Already Occupied”, October 25). Unfortunately, with an understanding of the land-reform malaise, one cannot.

Nothing soothing in what the Expropriation Bill offers - IOL

27 October 2020 - In responding to concerns regarding the latest draft of the contentious Expropriation Bill, gazetted on 9 October, South Africa’s land minister is reported as assuring investors that the process of enabling the government to seize property without compensation would not be allowed to “degenerate into a free-for-all”.

Sneaking in more power for the failing state - Politicsweb

25 October 2020 - In one respect at least, the government’s latest economic plan is a vast improvement on its most famous predecessor: at 38 pages, the South African Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan published earlier this month is only about one twentieth of the length of the National Development Plan (NDP) adopted in 2012.

'n Ekonomiese herstelplan of wenslys? - Maroela Media

23 October 2020 - Op 15 Oktober het president Cyril Ramaphosa tydens 'n gesamentlike sitting van die Parlement 'n herstelplan bekendgestel wat ten doel het om die Suid-Afrikaanse ekonomie te herbou wat deur die langdurige inperkings verwoes is.

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