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I hope AfriForum and the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) take note of this. Both these organisations have in the last few months lobbied European and American bodies and governments to apply pressure on the South African government to abandon proposals uk canada goose for a change of the Constitution to make expropriation of land cheap Canada Goose without (or with little) compensation.
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I thought I gave them a balanced view of the dangers of expropriation of land without compensation, the legal position of targeted landowners, the constitutional position and the state’s terrible record Canada Goose Parka in implementing land reform.
Several of these farmers told me afterwards that they were about to throw in the towel after they had listened to a talk by the IRR’s Frans Cronj on the same topic.
I don’t know exactly what he told them, but it really sounded as if he painted the worst possible scenario as the likely scenario.
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Yes, you read it correctly, a battle for the survival of the Judeo Christian ethic. A socialist, communist morass. The barbarians are coming canada goose uk shop and they will buy canada goose jacket cheap tear up our constitution before they start raping and canada goose clearance pillaging.
The people who work the land, the political leaders and the senior land affairs officials at the Limpopo meeting clearly feel very differently from the men of AfriForum and IRR in their isolated white bubbles.
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I hear Kriek and Ramphosa hit it off. Perhaps this is a quiet back channel of communication that can only be good for the process. The same goes for Van Zyl and Mabuza.
Insiders tell me many good relationships started at the summit and that many black and white farmers bonded properly.
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Still, it was a good week for South Africa with more soberness and understanding of the land issue on all sides, and the ugly truth about the Zuma years emerging before the commissions of judges Zondo and Nugent.
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