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Every year our analysts and policy experts, in promoting new ideas and policies, contribute a wide range of articles to newspapers across South Africa.

Mining’s BEE topping-up principle and why nobody likes it - BizNews, 11 April 2018

The majority judgment also cast doubt on the validity of the revised mining charter gazetted in 2010, as this was seemingly ultra vires (beyond the powers) of the mining minister under the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) of 2002. It further ruled that a failure to comply with the mining charter – either as originally adopted in 2004, or as revised in 2010 – does not generally constitute an offence under the MPRDA.

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LETTER: Land summit a farce - Business Day, 27 March 2018

The summit on property rights to be convened jointly at the Gordon Institute of Business Science this week by groups including Parliament and the Nelson Mandela University is a farce.

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Dear Mr Makhanya, focusing on racism won't solve SA's persistent problems - News24, 27 March 2018

Mondli Makhanya's critique of the IRR's research begins by acknowledging that current debates on joblessness and other vital issues are "laced with racial suspicion" and "riddled with myths, suppositions, and disdain for fact", all of which "makes it impossible to have rational conversations" ('Dear IRR, Racism is real').

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South Africa’s credit rating: no grounds for complacency - IOL, 26 March 2018

Relief was palpable across South Africa when Moody’s announced that it was maintaining South Africa’s credit rating at investment grade.

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Deaf to the screams from pit latrines - Politicsweb, 25 March 2018

The death of five-year-old Lumka Mketwa in a pit latrine at her school in the Eastern Cape earlier this month is already disappearing from news columns. After a time Lumka will be in the news again when one of the watchdog organisations demanding better facilities in schools, or a public-interest law firm, brings a case to court seeking compensatory damages for her family.

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Zuma charges – moral introspection now required from ANC - IRR, 16 March 2018

Today’s decision by the head to of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to proceed with criminal charges against former President Jacob Zuma is to be welcomed.

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LETTER: Expropriation’s true intent

LETTER: Expropriation’s true intent

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.

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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.

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How Malema got the Public Protector completely wrong

14 March 2018 - The EFF’s involvement in Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s appointment was risible, but, as ever, it doesn’t get called on it.

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Land EWC will halt development of black middle class

Land EWC will halt development of black middle class

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.

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Mining’s BEE topping-up principle and why nobody likes it - BizNews, 11 April 2018

The majority judgment also cast doubt on the validity of the revised mining charter gazetted in 2010, as this was seemingly ultra vires (beyond the powers) of the mining minister under the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) of 2002. It further ruled that a failure to comply with the mining charter – either as originally adopted in 2004, or as revised in 2010 – does not generally constitute an offence under the MPRDA.

Read More…

LETTER: Land summit a farce - Business Day, 27 March 2018

The summit on property rights to be convened jointly at the Gordon Institute of Business Science this week by groups including Parliament and the Nelson Mandela University is a farce.

Read More…

Dear Mr Makhanya, focusing on racism won't solve SA's persistent problems - News24, 27 March 2018

Mondli Makhanya's critique of the IRR's research begins by acknowledging that current debates on joblessness and other vital issues are "laced with racial suspicion" and "riddled with myths, suppositions, and disdain for fact", all of which "makes it impossible to have rational conversations" ('Dear IRR, Racism is real').

Read More…

South Africa’s credit rating: no grounds for complacency - IOL, 26 March 2018

Relief was palpable across South Africa when Moody’s announced that it was maintaining South Africa’s credit rating at investment grade.

Read More…

Deaf to the screams from pit latrines - Politicsweb, 25 March 2018

The death of five-year-old Lumka Mketwa in a pit latrine at her school in the Eastern Cape earlier this month is already disappearing from news columns. After a time Lumka will be in the news again when one of the watchdog organisations demanding better facilities in schools, or a public-interest law firm, brings a case to court seeking compensatory damages for her family.

Read More…

Zuma charges – moral introspection now required from ANC - IRR, 16 March 2018

Today’s decision by the head to of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to proceed with criminal charges against former President Jacob Zuma is to be welcomed.

Read More…

LETTER: Expropriation’s true intent

LETTER: Expropriation’s true intent

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.

Read More…

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.

Read More…

How Malema got the Public Protector completely wrong

14 March 2018 - The EFF’s involvement in Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s appointment was risible, but, as ever, it doesn’t get called on it.

Read More…

Land EWC will halt development of black middle class

Land EWC will halt development of black middle class

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.

Read More…

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