How does SA reconcile a truly inspiring address to the nation with the supreme irony of the ANC panicking into land expropriation without compensation just as Zimbabwe, which destroyed its economy thereby, recognises its folly by belatedly promising compensation? The markets have been in denial on this one. It wasn’t going to happen, just too ghastly to contemplate, right? Really? Hopefully, yes of course, but not just the president and the ANC are on the hook. All South Africans are, and when President Cyril Ramaphosa called citizens to work together to make this country great again, it includes this. So the good news is that the bad news now finally forces SA to get real on land. The objectives of righting large historic injustices and boosting agriculture in every way, including bolstering black ownership and participation, are wholly laudable. One of the problems is how to deal with a situation in which the eggs are largely scrambled. South Africans are not alone in this. In Who...

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