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ARTICLE: MBEKI’S MISSIVE

image 20160913 4948 um4tr9In a 30-page leaked document on land and the national question, titled What Then About Land Expropriation Without Compensation, the Thabo Mbeki Foundation (TMF) elucidates both historic context but crucially an analysis of a resolution of the ANC’s 54th National Conference in December 2017 on “land expropriation without compensation”. Without going into the settings of the document about the “glorious National Democratic Revolution” and its “victory of 1994”, the document presents some important perspectives about debates inside the ANC, especially about non-racialism and expropriation of land without compensation (EWC).

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ARTICLE: THE STATE OF PARLIAMENT

parliament smlThe FW de Klerk Foundation shares the concerns of participants in a recent private round-table discussion – mentioned in Business Day – on the functioning of Parliament, which was hosted by the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC).

The theatrical disruption of Parliament by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is unacceptable – however necessary it may be to hold the President accountable over the Nkandla issue.

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ARTICLE: MAX DU PREEZ, ROOF AND STRYDOM

DWS smallIn an article in Tuesday’s Media24 publications Max du Preez states that Dylann Roof, accused of killing nine black worshippers in Charleston, S. Carolina, “shares apartheid’s ideology.” Du Preez goes on to say that Barend Strydom’s random killing of seven black South Africans in 1989 made him think “that his (Roof’s) identification with apartheid wasn’t so inappropriate after all.”

This inescapably creates the impression that the wanton killing of black people was somehow an integral aspect of the ideology of apartheid.

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