The ruling party moves for land, and the Reserve Bank

The ANC will seek to amend the constitution of the country to allow for expropriation of land without compensation and will also nationalise the South African Reserve Bank, the party announced on Wednesday night. The contentious announcement was made just before the close of its 54th national conference on Wednesday night. The sectoral commission on […]
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Nasrec 68 turn election on its head

With the “Nasrec 68” seemingly holding the fate of the ANC secretary general post in their hands, newly elected ANC deputy president David Mabuza sprung a surprise when he reportedly came out in support of former KwaZulu-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu. The Mail & Guardian has learnt that during the ANC national conference steering committee meeting […]
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The constitution is getting in the way, take the land without compensation

It’s time to change the constitution in areas where it doesn’t suit the ANC’s purposes, according to minister Lindiwe Zulu. Minister of small business development Lindiwe Zulu has added her voice to the ‘land without compensation’ drive seen among some in the ANC who have realised that they’ve been doing next to nothing for the […]
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ANC plans ‘constitutional revolution’ on land

The government is planning a “constitutional revolution” to fast-track land reform, including considering expropriation without compensation. The ruling party also wants land reform to include restitution for “precolonial dispossession” before the 1913 Native Land Act came into force, and a cap on the amount of land an individual can own. With most South African land […]
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