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Land Expropriation without compensation and a Constitutional conversation

South Africans are currently sitting around talking about “Land Expropriation without Compensation” but do you actually know what it actually is?

South Africans are currently sitting around talking about “Land Expropriation without Compensation” but do you actually know what it actually is?

 

This week on the Good Things Guy podcast, Brent chats to a lawyer (Advocate Desirée Lundström) who specialises in the South African Constitutional law.

The biggest thing Brent has learnt about the current “Land expropriation without compensation” debate is that many South Africans have NO IDEA how our Constitution works, or what our Constitution is actually about.

There are so many myths and opinions that are somehow becoming facts. Can someone knock on your door and take your land? Would you still have to pay for your bond if your land gets taken? Can you expropriate your land back if someone “expropriates” it from you? Is there a “list” of farms that are being targeted? Is your land actually up for grabs or is it just all fear-mongering for electioneering purposes?

So join him as he asks the questions that we need answers to and tries to unpack the current uncertainty in South Africa.

Listen to the show here:


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    Robby

    August 21, 2018 at 10:38 am

    It’s all fair and well to say that the constitution should protect one, but in reality is this the case?

    Also, the topic of changing the constitution to suit certain agendas was glossed over – perhaps you can have another session detailing this.

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    Mitchell

    August 21, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    People mustn’t underestimate the ANC the have been trying to modify our constitution in many ways since Mandela left office and they won’t stop. This current situation is very real and very troubling. Having spent 13 years of my life opposing mining applications in Magaliesburg it came as quite a shock to see some farms we had been defending for 13 years appear in the list from Afriforum. Coincidence, certainly not. It all comes down to Minerals, Mining and self enrichment for a select few and will undoubtedly ever benefit the poor and needy. I herald your efforts but it’s becoming increasingly difficult to see a positive side to this?

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      Lorraine Sweeting

      August 22, 2018 at 11:49 am

      This is why 2019 is so important. We need to be voting to get the ANC/EFF OUT ONCE AND FOR ALL.

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    Sad_South_African

    August 24, 2018 at 9:26 am

    My concern here is that there is a move towards lawlessness – the EFF has been allowed to plunder and destroy our education institutions with minimal repercussions?
    There is also a tendency towards selective law enforcement ie. with regards to racism it is ok and legal to be racist against white people but any racism against black people is being prosecuted to the full extent of the law? Julius Malema is allowed to publically say that they will “kill the whites” and no legal action is taken?
    Our commercial farmers are down from 120,000 to about 30,000 and the murder rate on farms is the highest percentage in the country (in this community) – no effecriceaction has been taken other than to try and hide the stats?
    Are we becoming another Zimbabwe with greedy and useless politicians driving this country into poverty and anarchy?
    Our president has DONE NOTHING to create unity or bring stability to this country…. newspapers are sitting in the pockets of the ANC reporting what the ruling party tells them to? Statistics are being distorted in favour of the ruling party and the plight of the minorities are being totally ignored? There is no equality or democracy in South Africa. There are political agendas to promulgate racism and division which will create anarchy and Cyril sits by and does nothing – he has the backbone of a jellyfish. He allows politicians to be criminals and go unprosecuted – he talks nothing about unity and the rights of ALL people? He is no leader… merely another puppet of the ruling party. I am ashamed of what SA has become – a playground for politicians to manipulate people for their own agenda. People are emigrating daily and all our talented young students (black,white,coloured,asian) are studying and settling outside this country – is this not enough proof that this country’s government no longer serves the people?
    I have no trust in the president – he is not on the side of the people – he is merely a chess piece in the political arena.
    You say the law will protect the people with regards to land expropriation without compensation – I say that this is not true, Zimbabwe had laws and it did not protect them from political greed.

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