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The Expropriation Bill is again to be debated in parliament, with written submissions due by the end of February. Like actors in a well-rehearsed play, across society people take up predictable positions, both for and against. Among those leading the charge against the bill is the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) which, having for years produced useful data, now contributes to preserving economic inequality.

This is no surprise. Around the world, in India, Brazil, Philippines and elsewhere, and across history, those who own property have resisted measures to alter property relations. This is precisely why the “property clause” in the constitution was a sticking point in our negotiations in the 1990s. ..

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