WATCH | Rumble in the Urban Jungle: BLF's Mngxitama vs economist Dawie Roodt

Expropriation without compensation: whose land is it anyway?

06 November 2018 - 10:35 By Staff Writer

PLEASE NOTE: This debate took place on Tuesday November 6 2018. Watch a full recording above. The debate begins at about 56 minutes into the stream.


The ever-controversial land issue is the subject of the Cape Chamber of Commerce & Industry's next Rumble in the Urban Jungle, being held on Tuesday November 6 at the Cape Sun – an event that will be live-streamed right here on TimesLIVE from 8pm.

The two prizefighters in this contest, which is fired up by Nando's, will be Andile Mngxitama, leader of Black First Land First, and Dawie Roodt, Efficient Group chief economist.

The bout will take place over two rounds while invited guests enjoy their dinner at the Cape Sun. Thereafter will follow a question-and-answer session with the audience.

Land ownership and the expropriation of land without compensation has been at the centre of public debate for nearly a year. Most of the discussion has been at a fairly academic level, and the chamber felt it was time to go back to the basics and lay bare the facts and emotions at play.

Expect a lively debate: although anyone showing abusive or aggressive behaviour will be ejected by security, some of the debate may not be for the squeamish or politically correct, the chamber warned.

Previous sold-out Rumbles hosted by the Cape Chamber of Commerce & Industry pitted Julius Malema against Clem Sunter and Pravin Gordhan against Justice Malala. 

Let's rumble: The BLF's Andile Mngxitama will debate economist Dawie Roodt.
Let's rumble: The BLF's Andile Mngxitama will debate economist Dawie Roodt.
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