[Source: http://www.polity.org.za/article/zuma-signs-land-bill-into-law-2014-06-30 by SAPA.]
President Jacob Zuma has signed the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill into law, his office said on Monday.
The legislation notably re-opens the restitution claims process that closed at the end of 1998 and gives claimants five years – to June 30, 2019 – to lodge land claims. Read more
[Source: http://fwdeklerk.org/index.php/en/latest/news/248-article-50-50-down-on-the-farms by Dave Stewart.]
The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) has just published its final policy proposals on land reform titled “Strengthening the Relative Rights of People Working the Land“. Read more
[Source: http://www.politicsweb.co.za/politicsweb/view/politicsweb/en/page71619?oid=579465&sn=Detail&pid=71616 by Anthea Jeffery.]
Delivering on ‘radical’ change, if not on growth or jobs
In August 2012 the Cabinet adopted the National Development Plan (NDP) as South Africa’s policy blueprint from now until 2030. The plan is supposed to boost the economic growth rate to 5.4% of GDP and help generate 11m jobs. Read more
Bashing business for votes – New legislation may save the ANC votes but will chase away foreign investment.
AS THE May 7th elections draw closer, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) seems increasingly troubled by a challenge to its left flank from the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). Read more
Media coverage of the Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill of 2013 (the Investment Bill) has focused on its role in replacing South Africa’s bilateral investment treaties with various European states. Representatives of these countries have broken their usual diplomatic silence to warn against the reduced protection it gives investors from their states. However, the true significance of the Bill goes very much beyond this. Read more
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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