Posts Tagged ‘land expropriation without compensation’

John Steenhuisen to visit Jeffreys Bay

October 20, 2018

Voters from the Kouga region have the opportunity to meet the DA Leader and Premier Candidate of the Eastern Cape, Nqaba Bhanga, and engage with Parliamentarian, John Steenhuisen in Jeffreys Bay on 26 October 2018.

John will be discussing Expropriation without Compensation and the DA’s position on the land issue.

The event will take place at de Viswijf restaurant in Jeffreys Bay on 26 October at 18:30.

Tickets cost R 350 and include a three course meal at de Viswijf and a welcoming drink.

Tickets can be booked through Johan Pienaar at johanp@da.org.za

Steenhuisen is known for his oratory skills and has delivered a number of speeches to Parliament that have been noted for their wit and incisive criticism of the African National Congress,

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Do you support land expropriation without compensation?

June 13, 2018

South Africans have until 15 June 2018 to make their voice heard in Parliament if they do not support land expropriation without compensation.

If enough South Africans fail to speak up, a parliamentary review committee could recommend changes to section 25 of the Constitution that would allow government to become the owner of all private homes and land in South Africa, forcing citizens to rent for life.

You can make a difference and do something constructive by submitting your comments via: LandOwnership.co.za.

A parliamentary review committee has been tasked with consulting South Africans before making any changes to private property rights in the Constitution.

Remember that according to law,  the committee must go through every comment submitted.

Visit LandOwnership.co.za and take action. If South Africans stand together,  we can stop land expropriation without compensation.

Dont only have an opinion amongst your friends and family on land ownership. Let government know what you feel by having your say and become part of the process.

Land Expropriation calls divert us from the real solution for SA

December 22, 2017

The Democratic Alliance will stand firmly behind the property clauses in section 25 of the Constitution and in the process stand firm behind the rights of the poor to be included in the economy.

Subsequent to the ANC’s Elective Conference the ANC has indicated that it is in favour of changes in the Constitution that will allow for expropriation without compensation.

It did so in an atmosphere of a divided ANC, increasingly seen as failing to lead South Africa out of poverty and inequality, riven with corruption and maladministration – that is trying to reposition itself as a party of radical economic transformation.

In the process it has shown again that it is unwilling to face up to the real challenges of our society, choosing diversion from the real issues rather than facing up to the real challenges in land reform.

Land Reform in South Africa is not saddled with a flawed Constitution, but is characterised by the following:

  • Enormous failure of land reform projects in its care;
  • Massive corruption and mismanagement;
  • A hesitancy to provide the poor with private title deeds;
  • Poor administration of land claims and related processes; and
  • Poor resource and budget allocation by an incapable state.None of these issues is addressed by the calls by the ANC to amend the Constitution.In fact, these calls are all presupposed on a bigger role for the government in effecting change – the very government that has failed in the first place.Our Constitution has been misrepresented as protecting the property rights of a few at the expense of the many – a flawed compromise of the early nineties – rather than what it truly is; a Constitution that protects the property rights of the poor and vulnerable against arbitrary loss to a rapacious and divisive state driven by narrow interests.

    It is exactly to protect against governments like what the ANC has become who repeatedly demonstrate that government policy is subservient to party interests, that the Constitution was drafted.

    Rather than looking at how the Constitution can be given real effect by extending property rights to more South Africans, thus including more people in ownership in the economy, and protecting the rights of such first-time property owners, the ANC has chosen to make the poor more vulnerable and more excluded.

    The DA will stand up for our country’s Constitution and property rights in the face of an ANC government which only seeks to enrich themselves at the expense of the people.