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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Property rights

SAM FW 5[Source: http://www.fwdeklerk.org/index.php/en/latest/news/298-speech-the-evolution-of-property-rights-since-1994.  Speech by former President FW de Klerk.]

We believe that it is essential that there should be an open exchange of views on the crucial questions of land reform and property rights. It is essential that there should be no misunderstanding on property rights because of their central importance for future investment and economic growth on the one hand, and intergroup relations on the other. Read more

Loose Diamonds[Source: http://www.iol.co.za/business/opinion/minerals-act-puts-people-s-property-rights-at-risk-1.1731038#.U_a-C5UcTIU by Martin Brassey.]

IT IS not hard to see why minerals are typically made common property and subjected to the disposition of the state. Most states do not recognise property owners as entitled to sub-soil resources; and often divest them of such rights as they might earlier have had by means of their constitutions.   Read more

WW 16 Paspoorte[Source: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/economy/new-legislation-to-ban-foreign-nationals-from-owning-land-in-south-africa-1.1878447 by Bill Corcoran.]

A new property law that bans foreigners from owning land in South Africa will be fast-tracked through parliament before the end of the current administration, the government confirmed this week. Under the new rules, foreign nationals will be allowed to lease South African land for a minimum of 30 years instead, rural development and land reform minister Gugile Nkwinti told a media briefing in Cape Town on Wednesday. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
4.3% y/y in August 2019 (CPI) & +4.5 y/y in August 2019 (PPI)
3.1% q/q (2nd quarter of 2019)
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