Opinion

SA faces a stark choice between realignment and radicalism

Our interview with DA leader John Steenhuisen last week generated a lot of debate. We continue the discussion here with two different takes on the subject, and a reaction piece from a former mayor of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba

07 March 2021 - 00:00 By ASHOR SARUPEN

Pending before parliament is an amendment to the Bill of Rights - what should be a sacrosanct part of the constitution - to enable expropriation without compensation.

There is a large body within the ANC, and all of the EFF, who wish to turn this into arbitrary deprivation of property on the basis of racial revenge. Other matters that extremists want to force through are the annexation of pension funds to bail out a failing state, under the guise of prescribed assets, as well as dreams of turning the Reserve Bank into a bank reserved for the political elite, under the guise of nationalisation...

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