South Africa’s Land Reform Urgency

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Renegade Economists Show 546

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Show Notes
Peter Meakin (Constitutional Property Rights Foundation) reports on the push for land reform – without compensation for white farmers. He explains how this could occur with a legitimate trade off. Should we rely on the western development model to skill new landholders up?

Related Links
World Bank on land reform priority, land tenure registrations
Mozambique Leaf Company
FW De Klerk Foundation concerns


SA Constitution

25 (5) The state must take reasonable legislative and other measures, within its available resources, to foster conditions which enable citizens to gain access to land on an equitable basis.

228 (2) The power of a provincial legislature (and so implicitly the national government PIM) to impose taxes, levies, duties and surcharges –
(a) may not be exercised in a way that materially and unreasonably prejudices national economic policies, economic activities across provincial boundaries, or the national mobility of goods, services, capital or labour;

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