FW de Klerk Foundation Property Rights for ALL South Africans Conference Image Gallery

Karl Marx said that the definition of communism is very simple: it is the abolition of private property. The ANC, in its Strategy and Tactics document, says that property ownership and relations are at the centre of all social systems. Many other commentators have held that one cannot have a free and successful society without property rights.

On Friday, 14 July, the FW de Klerk Foundation, supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung South Africa (KAS), hosted a conference on property rights at The Bryanston Country Club in Johannesburg. The event was also live-streamed and recorded, not only to expand its audience but also to provide valuable reference work for the future.
The first part of the conference looked at ways and means of extending property rights to all South Africans, and the second half focused on protecting these rights. Esteemed speakers included David Ansara (Free Market Foundation South Africa) on Title Deeds for Disadvantaged Homeowners; Amy Barclay (Agri SA) on How to Make Land Reform Work for All; Phumlani Majozi (African Liberty) on The Centrality of Property Rights for all Successful Societies; Dr Anthea Jeffery (South African Institute of Race Relations) on the Origins & Implications of the Expropriation Bill; Theo de Jager (Saai) on the Implications of the Bill for Agriculture and Food Security; and Dawie Roodt (The Efficient Group) on its Economic and Investment Implications. A pre-recorded interview with Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto included his direct insights on Unlocking the Wealth in the Property of the Poor; and a video featuring Prof Fernando Spiritto, Professor of Public Politics at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Venezuela highlighted the Venezuelan experience of the erosion of property rights. The event included two lively panel discussions and was concluded by Elita de Klerk, FW de Klerk Foundation Vice-Chairperson.
The Foundation would like to thank the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, guest speakers and all who attended for helping to make the event a successful exploration of this important topic for all South Africans.
Visit bit.ly/3rziPk2 to learn more, bit.ly/46SLHUF to watch the highlights, or bit.ly/3JWextw to view the full event.