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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: Expropriation’s true intent - Business Day

16 March 2018 - Your report mischaracterises President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plan for property rights (Ratings agencies are happy with Nene, March 14). You write of "his plan to change the Constitution to allow white-owned property to be taken without payment for redistribution to landless blacks". This is not so.

Land reform: Empower people, not the state - News24

16 March 2018 - A lack of information about land ownership has been a critical hindrance to an informed debate around land reform. As a rendering of the findings of the land audit, President Ramaphosa’s words are a good deal, more accurate than what some of his associates have put out. But they still obscure as much as they reveal.

Land EWC will halt development of black middle class - BizNews

14 March 2018 - The ANC has never wanted to succeed at land reform. Rather, one of its key objectives has long been to ‘eliminate’ private property rights, so as to help shift South Africa from a capitalist to a socialist and then communist economy.

What South Africa needs to do to beat unemployment

14 March 2018 - Data in the 2018 edition of the South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR), underlines the urgent need for investment, economic growth and policy reforms, especially in education, if the country is to reduce its high unemployment figures.

Lekota: The EFF shamed only themselves - Politicsweb

14 March 2018 - South Africans have taken to exercising their freedom of speech like ducks to water. And nowhere is the freedom of speech freer than in parliament. Members of Parliament can defame, insult and swear at each other but nothing said in parliament can be the subject of legal action outside the legislature.

The land audit – incomplete information and bad policy - Daily Maverick

13 March 2018 - “The ANC will manage the land question sensibly,” ran the headline to an interesting piece by the Deputy Secretary-General of the ANC last week (Daily Maverick, 4 March). As her party prepares to introduce a regime of expropriation without compensation – with all the risks that it entails – whether this assurance is to be taken seriously or not is probably more important now than ever.

What exactly is the "long game" Ramaphosa is playing? - Politicsweb

12 March 2018 - Cyril Ramaphosa, we are told, is a master at the "long game". He thus sat silent for years in Jacob Zuma's cabinet as his focus was on supplanting him before dealing with corruption. He took two months to ease Mr Zuma out of the Union Buildings. His bloated Cabinet, purged of many but not all of his predecessor's dodgy appointees, will remain in office as a "transitional" measure so as not to cause ructions in the party. He has endorsed expropriation without compensation as a means of consolidating his party leadership. But what exactly is Mr Ramaphosa's game?

Here’s why a ‘mining-affected community’ in SA is not a simple concept - BizNews

12 March 2018 - The new minister of mineral resources wants to complete the Mining Charter in three months. This may be possible, but if Gwede Mantashe pulls it off it will not be because mining-affected communities have made a meaningful contribution to the process. Indeed, they may find themselves sacrificed in the interests of a few well-placed groups and individuals who claim to speak for them.

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