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July 5, 2018

WHO GETS THE LAND?

The first day of public hearings on whether or not land should be expropriated without compensation, has yielded mixed reactions from those who came to make submissions.

The hearings kicked off in the Northern Cape town of Springbok on Tuesday and will also start in Limpopo on Wednesday.

Parliament’s Joint Constitutional Review Committee has been tasked to determine whether or not Section 25 of the Constitution should be amended.

According to Section 25 of the Constitution, property may be expropriated for a public purpose or in the public interest.

It also states that subject to compensation, the amount, time it takes and manner of payment, should [...]

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March 15, 2018

Who will be hit hardest by land redistribution without compensation

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema again made headlines over the past weekend with controversial comments on land ownership in South Africa.

Speaking at a supporter rally in Johannesburg, Malema said that the land in South Africa was taken by whites through genocide, and would be returned to the people.

In his address, the party leader was careful to word things in a way that did not overtly incite racial tensions, saying that the land should be taken from white people, and given to all (white people included), while maintaining that there should be no disruption to agricultural food supply, and no civil war.

“We are not going to disrupt [...]

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March 2, 2018

Plan for China’s Xi to stay in power indefinitely sparks criticism

China’s plan for President Xi Jinping to remain in office indefinitely saw censors block satirical commentary and online searches for “two-term limit,” also triggering comparisons to North Korea’s ruling dynasty.

Criticism on social media platforms sparked a concerted propaganda push by Monday.

The ruling Communist Party’s Central Committee proposed to remove from the constitution the expression that China’s president and vice president “shall serve no more than two consecutive terms,” the Xinhua News Agency reported Sunday.

That means the 64-year-old Xi, who also heads the party and the military, might never have [...]

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