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FLASHING RED LIGHTS FOR THE BLUE LIGHT BRIGADE

On Sunday 23 July, eight Presidential Protection Services (PPS) police officers were arrested for brutally assaulting three off-duty members of the SANDF on the N1 highway in Gauteng. The incident, which was captured on video, shocked millions of South Africans.

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NEW LAND COURT BILL THREATENS INDEPENDENCE OF JUDICIARY

On 23 May 2023, Parliament passed the Land Court Bill, which it believes will resolve “backlogs in land claims and dispute resolution mechanisms”, and ensure that “land reform in its entirety be accelerated in a lawful and equitable manner, guided by progressive jurisprudence”. The FW de Klerk Foundation remains deeply concerned that the Land Courts and the Land Appeal Court, which will be established by the Bill.

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NXESI PROMISES NUANCE IN EMPLOYMENT EQUITY

A “ground-breaking” settlement reached yesterday between Employment & Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi and trade union Solidarity states that “affirmative action shall be applied in a nuanced way… and the economically active population (EAP) statistics will only be one of the many factors that will be taken into account in the compliance analysis of affirmative action in any workplace”.

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BELA BILL OPPOSITION CONTINUES

While public hearings on the Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill continue nationally, it is no surprise that the majority of the comments received have voiced strong opposition to it.

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DON’T TEAR UP THE CONTRACT: CALL THE DELINQUENTS TO ACCOUNT!

In his recent articles on the Constitution, Prof Koos Malan expresses the view that those of us who supported the constitutional transformation of South Africa between 1989 and 1996 were motivated by some kind of liberal-religious delusion. Dave Steward, Chairman of the FW de Klerk Foundation, responds.

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