Land Policy Failure Breeding Nationalism

Karl FitzgeraldHot IssuesLeave a Comment

photo credit: Maria Gertsovskaya From South Africa to Bolivia to here in Australia, the failure to approach land as a human right rather than a speculative kite is breeding dangerous undercurrents amongst those excluded from ‘the property game’. The young firebrand South African ANC youth leader Julius Malema again fired up the masses with these comments: “You need land to … Read More

A Fair Deal On South African Land reform?

Karl FitzgeraldCommentary, InternationalLeave a Comment

photo credit: derekkeats Mark Braund Guardian UK The South African government’s recent decision to abandon its Expropriation Bill, aimed at addressing the painfully slow pace of land reform, prompts the question: how can the country move towards a more equitable distribution of land and natural resources 14 years after the end of apartheid? Given the catastrophe in Zimbabwe following Mugabe’s … Read More