What does the future have in store for South Africa? This comes after the ANC’s shocking decision to push for the change in the Constitution to expropriate land without compensation.
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the decision late on Tuesday night, July 31, explaining the ANC’s decision supporting the amendment to Section 25 of South Africa’s Constitution.
But what does this mean?
In his speech, Ramaphosa says, “A proper reading of the Constitution on the property clause enables the state to effect expropriation of land with just and equitable compensation and also expropriation without compensation in the public interest.”
Currently, there are those who believe as the Constitution now stands, nothing hampers expropriation of land without compensation. Because of this, Ramaphosa says the ANC will go through the parliamentary process to finalise a proposed amendment to clarify how expropriation of land without compensation can be done.
He explains this is to promote economic development, as well as increase agricultural production and food security. Planning for the future of the amendment, the ANC is looking at the government to initiate farmer support groups before the year’s first rainfalls.
This decision is supported by political groups such as the EFF. But, what happens to those farmers who have dedicated their lives to their respective farms? Leader of the Democratic Alliance, Mmusi Maimane, claims the ANC is playing Russian roulette with South Africa’s economy.
Surely anyone who has knowledge of the ANC’s history, would agree that this 100% contradicts Nelson Mandela’s goals!? But it seams as though, South African politics is one huge contradiction at the moment and has been for many years.
In a country whereby a minority is treated differently to the majority, to the degree that other countries are getting involved. One has to ask, is this right, even if its benefiting you in the short term?
As predicted by Pixelfish Marketing a long time back, “Corporate companies will, through the Gov. control and manage the land, ensuring Gov, benefits financially. Whilst our once “clean foods” become “Americanised”. Sugar based, GMO filled foods, will become the order of the day, as farming land is in huge demand from first world countries.
But, does that not mean the ANC and EFF will have truly failed their people if Americans and Brits come farm the land?
By applying basic logic, how would anyone see this as advancing a race of people or a country for that matter?
While the DA sees the decision and announcement as reckless, what are your thoughts on this topic?