I should not worry about the land expropriation bill because it has no effect on my life. My insignificant little property would never be targeted as it would have no value in the eyes of the looters. But the mere thought of the poor rich people who will be affected and the morality of the […]
Expropriation Without Compensation
The 66-year-old was unanimously elected as president by parliament after his African National Congress won the legislative vote on May 8. The new president faces a huge challenge to revive the country’s ailing economy.More than 35,000 people, including foreign heads of state, participated in Cyril Ramaphosa’s oath-taking ceremony on Saturday at a rugby stadium in […]
A South African activist who rose up against the attacks of white farmers was found stabbed and beaten to death on her own farm. Annette Kennealy, 51, was killed Monday night or Tuesday morning in a small property in Limpopo province, where she lived with an employee, police said. Ms. Kennealy's mother, Kim Labuschagne, sounded […]
The Commission submits for consideration by the Ecuadorian state the implementation of the following recommendations: 1. Conclude the process of denouncing BITs Based on the analysis and evaluation of the BITs signed by Ecuador that are in force, the Commission proposes that the Ecuadorian State continue with the process of denunciation of the BIT initiated […]
The negotiation and subscription of BITs for part of Ecuador is part of a process of implementation of policies, institutional restructuration and policies with a view to favour the free flow of transnational capital implemented in various places around the world and which, in large part, was brought about by the World Bank and IMF. […]
ANTHONY BUTLER: Ramaphosa weaponises his self-imposed limits Instead of going the way of other contenders, the president cut a curious path that tapped into the essence of political power Business Day 24 MAY 2019 Conventional wisdom suggests that a sensible politician will not tie his own hands. How often have we watched a political leader […]
Economic and geographic positions of these businesses The majority of the foreign investment companies that have filed lawsuits against Ecuador in international arbitration tribunals concern natural resource exploitation sectors, with a predominance of hydrocarbons, an activity that has managed to capture a large part of the particular external resources in the last four decades, attracted […]
Hadebe Hadebe | 21. May 2019 One evening I was listening to an interview on radio and the guest was Dr Wynand Boschoff of the Freedom Front Plus (FF Plus). Boschoff is also a grandson of the apartheid architect Hendrik Verwoerd and a resident of the white-only enclave Orania situated in the Northern Cape province. […]
South Africa recently concluded its general elections and all eyes were fixed on the three political parties. Most South African citizens consider these parties the big dogs in the country. Don’t get us wrong, we are aware that there are many political parties that were in the poll this year but our main emphasis is […]
Written by: Keith Gottschalk, University of the Western Cape At the one extreme, South Africa’s governing party, the African National Congress (ANC), celebrates every possible historic anniversary of its life and struggles. At the opposite extreme, the main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has so far not said one word that 2019 marks its diamond jubilee […]
by Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, May 16, 2017 Marek Chodakiewicz gave an interview to the New York Times regarding the restitution of Jewish property since World War II. The article using one of his responses was published here. His responses to the Times, which review the issue in depth and in context, can be […]
BerlinIn view of the current expropriation debates and with a view to the 70th anniversary of the Basic Law, the former President of the Federal Constitutional Court, Hans-Jürgen Papier, has defended civil liberties and the social market economy. In the Handelsblatt interview he referred to the "freedom rights with an economic dimension" in the constitution. […]
Many see it as a benefit of the doubt given personally to President Cyril Rhamaphosa, which would’ve probably eluded the ANC had disgraced former president Jacob Zuma been the candidate.
Response To: Who Likes Simple Rules? Epistemic Status: Working through examples with varying degrees of confidence, to help us be concrete and eventually generalize. Robin Hanson has, in his words, “some puzzles” that I will be analyzing. I’ve added letters for reference.