Tag: High-level panel

UCT experts’ participation in the HLP now live

In 2015, an ambitious albeit very important parliamentary process was initiated by the legislature’s Speakers’ Forum: to assess how effective post-1994 legislation has been in contributing to the transformation agenda of the developmental state, and the possible unintended consequences of these laws. This undertaking was led by a high-level panel (HLP) of eminent South Africans, …

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Mixing expropriation with Ingonyama is mischievous

Amongst assertions made at the recent ANC Land Summit, it seems the one issue that has permeated media analysis is the misinterpretation of former president Kgalema Motlanthe’s statement that most traditional leaders act as tin-pot dictators.

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Elections trump land reform as panel report is put on back burner

At a time when debate about land reform and property rights is raging throughout South Africa, Parliament appears to have shelved the detailed report and recommendations of the High Level Panel (HLP) headed by former president Kgalema Motlanthe.

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Civil Society statement on the ANC National Conference

The ANC’s 54th National Conference on Saturday is an historic opportunity to acknowledge and reverse growing poverty and inequality, disintegrating social cohesion and the devastating failure of the government’s land reform programme, which shows increasing signs of capture by politically connected elites.

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UPDATE: Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill

On the 5th of October 2017 LARC researchers attended the Rural Development and Land Reform portfolio committee meeting where honourable P. J Mnguni of the ANC, presented the memorandum of a private member’s bill initiated by himself for the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill.

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