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Land debate | Discussions around land, property and ownership

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President Cyril Ramaphosa’s late night announcement on 31 July 2018 on the decision to amend Section 25 of the South African Constitution to clearly articulate land without compensation has driven the debate on land ownership into top gear. 

Now everyone is a futurist? The arrogance is astounding!

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It is little wonder that we no longer sleep. Who in their right mind could drift into peaceful oblivion, when the person next to you in the bed could be the person who is harboring the virus that could see us shuffling off this mortal coil?

Reduce corruption by reducing discretion

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South Africa and other societies spend untold millions on combating the scourge of corruption. Conferences are held on how to fight it more effectively and entire academic fields are dedicated to analysing it. We tend, however, to overthink and complicate corruption.

Energy crisis – an act of treason?

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Have members of the ruling party committed treason through bringing about the energy crisis? Whilst treason is broadly defined as ‘the crime of betraying one’s country’, what constitutes treason differs from country to country.

Kicking into touch with the MTBPS 2019

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Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivered a macabre Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBSP) to Parliament on October 30. The MTBPS communicates to government and the people the economic context of the country and fiscal spending priorities over the coming three years. (It does not include detailed spending plans or tax proposals, which are left to the main budget in February.)

SAA should onboard lessons from abroad

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South African Airways (SAA) is at the point where it must be either privatised or liquidated. The latest bailout only prolongs the pain inflicted on the South African tax payer.

Reduce restrictions on foreign business

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There is no denying that we live in the most technologically advanced era the Earth has ever seen and this is due to property rights and free trade. Removing restrictions on trade between individuals in a country is important, but removing restrictions on trade between individuals in different countries is arguably even more important given the enormous size of the global market compared to any single country’s domestic market.

Fake news: How it is created

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Anvee Alderton | Channel Manager | Trend Micro | Anvee_Alderton@trendmicro.com | www.trendmicro.com | The past few years have seen a flood of fake news articles...

BOOK REVIEW | 12 Lenses into Diversity in South Africa

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12 Lenses into Diversity in South Africa calls for responsible inclusion from all – individually and organisationally, by ordinary citizens as well as those in positions of power. In harnessing the best of our African, Western heritage and Eastern heritage, we can create a brighter future for all who live and work in South Africa.

Effects of EWC on Land Bank

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In the Land Bank’s 2018 Annual Report released earlier this week, the top risk on a list of 18 principal risks is unsurprisingly the issue of land reform and the impact of the possibility of Expropriation Without Compensation (EWC). 

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