Land reform policy likened to socialism

Capitalism in South Africa is under attack by a ruling party that is moving towards socialism and away from private property ownership.

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This was the opinion of Dr Steve Booysen, chairperson of AfriSake, who spoke at the Afriforum conference on land reform in Pretoria. He explained that the Green Paper on Land Reform is there to create a system of socialism as leasehold ownership is imposed over private land ownership. Dr Booysen said that this principle was more worrying than the questioning of the willing buyer, willing seller principle.

Read the full story in the 15 June 2012 issue of FW.