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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.
Evidence-based approach to land redistribution is not a numbers game

Evidence-based approach to land redistribution is not a numbers game

12 March 2018 - Beneficiaries of reform are only leaseholders, and holdings by trusts, companies and the state must be included, writes Terence Corrigan.

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Letter to the Editor: Expropriation plans a recipe for disaster - 4 March 2018

Letter to the Editor: Expropriation plans a recipe for disaster - 4 March 2018

The ANC’s shift towards expropriating land without paying compensation has prompted a warning from the Wall Street Journal.

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EWC: A lurch towards disaster - Politicsweb, 02 March 2018

The ruling ANC’s shift towards a constitutional amendment allowing it to expropriate land without paying compensation has prompted a warning from the Wall Street Journal that “(s)eizing private property has produced misery everywhere it has been tried. South Africans don’t need more of that.”

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'Pressing' hunger for land? The stats show something different

President Cyril Ramaphosa has recently claimed the ruling party must move ahead with land expropriation without compensation because of a 'pressing' and 'urgent' hunger for farming land among South Africans.

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Panyaza Lesufi, bully - Politicsweb, 28 January 2018

Yet one of the biggest bullies on the South African educational scene is the political head of the department, Panyaza Lesufi, member of the executive council (MEC) for education in Gauteng. He also appears to have a policy of "zero tolerance" towards Afrikaans schools, including Afrikaans schools most of whose pupils are coloured rather than white.

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Budget 2018 – Without structural reform, a better life will elude us - Daily Maverick, 22 February 2018

It is worrying that the medium-term expectation is for South Africa to continue underperforming regional and emerging market growth averages by around 50%. The current growth projections will put paid to the prospect of a medium-term employment uptick.

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This was not a good budget - Politicsweb, 22 February 2018

While newspapers will herald the budget as ‘good’ and ‘brave’ and ‘striking a balance’ between competing objectives at a difficult time, it is none of these things.

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What Ramaphosa must do to make sure mining really is a 'sunrise' sector - BizCommunity, 21 February 2018

Appointing a new, capable mining minister who has the confidence of the industry is one of the vital steps newly inaugurated President Cyril Ramaphosa needs to take to give credence to his thinking that mining is not a sunset, but a sunrise sector. Party stalwart and former trade unionist, Gwede Mantashe, got that role in the latest cabinet reshuffle.

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You Must Believe In President Cyril Ramaphosa - Huffington Post, 19 February 2018

Voltaire's Dr Pangloss, the practitioner of metaphysico-theologico-cosmolo-nigology, would have done a roaring trade in South Africa today. His particular brand of optimism, that this world is "the best of all possible worlds", captures something distinctly South African. And the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as president of both the ANC and the country has made the impulse manifest.

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A new dawn for mining? - Politicsweb, 19 February 2018

It may be stating the obvious, but viable business depends above all on a relatively simple mathematical calculation: the revenue that a firm is able to make must, over time, exceed the costs it incurs in the course of its activities. Where this calculation fails, business becomes – in a rational sense – impossible.

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Evidence-based approach to land redistribution is not a numbers game

Evidence-based approach to land redistribution is not a numbers game

12 March 2018 - Beneficiaries of reform are only leaseholders, and holdings by trusts, companies and the state must be included, writes Terence Corrigan.

Read More…

Letter to the Editor: Expropriation plans a recipe for disaster - 4 March 2018

Letter to the Editor: Expropriation plans a recipe for disaster - 4 March 2018

The ANC’s shift towards expropriating land without paying compensation has prompted a warning from the Wall Street Journal.

Read More…

EWC: A lurch towards disaster - Politicsweb, 02 March 2018

The ruling ANC’s shift towards a constitutional amendment allowing it to expropriate land without paying compensation has prompted a warning from the Wall Street Journal that “(s)eizing private property has produced misery everywhere it has been tried. South Africans don’t need more of that.”

Read More…

'Pressing' hunger for land? The stats show something different

President Cyril Ramaphosa has recently claimed the ruling party must move ahead with land expropriation without compensation because of a 'pressing' and 'urgent' hunger for farming land among South Africans.

Read More…

Panyaza Lesufi, bully - Politicsweb, 28 January 2018

Yet one of the biggest bullies on the South African educational scene is the political head of the department, Panyaza Lesufi, member of the executive council (MEC) for education in Gauteng. He also appears to have a policy of "zero tolerance" towards Afrikaans schools, including Afrikaans schools most of whose pupils are coloured rather than white.

Read More…

Budget 2018 – Without structural reform, a better life will elude us - Daily Maverick, 22 February 2018

It is worrying that the medium-term expectation is for South Africa to continue underperforming regional and emerging market growth averages by around 50%. The current growth projections will put paid to the prospect of a medium-term employment uptick.

Read More…

This was not a good budget - Politicsweb, 22 February 2018

While newspapers will herald the budget as ‘good’ and ‘brave’ and ‘striking a balance’ between competing objectives at a difficult time, it is none of these things.

Read More…

What Ramaphosa must do to make sure mining really is a 'sunrise' sector - BizCommunity, 21 February 2018

Appointing a new, capable mining minister who has the confidence of the industry is one of the vital steps newly inaugurated President Cyril Ramaphosa needs to take to give credence to his thinking that mining is not a sunset, but a sunrise sector. Party stalwart and former trade unionist, Gwede Mantashe, got that role in the latest cabinet reshuffle.

Read More…

You Must Believe In President Cyril Ramaphosa - Huffington Post, 19 February 2018

Voltaire's Dr Pangloss, the practitioner of metaphysico-theologico-cosmolo-nigology, would have done a roaring trade in South Africa today. His particular brand of optimism, that this world is "the best of all possible worlds", captures something distinctly South African. And the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as president of both the ANC and the country has made the impulse manifest.

Read More…

A new dawn for mining? - Politicsweb, 19 February 2018

It may be stating the obvious, but viable business depends above all on a relatively simple mathematical calculation: the revenue that a firm is able to make must, over time, exceed the costs it incurs in the course of its activities. Where this calculation fails, business becomes – in a rational sense – impossible.

Read More…

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