Peter Bruce Editor-at-large & columnist

Peter Bruce is one of our premium writers. Today we are offering you the opportunity to read his analysis for free. To read his columns every week, subscribe to BusinessLIVE Premium for just R120 a month. I’m confused about the land debate. On Tuesday Parliament debated an EFF motion that section 25 of the Constitution be amended to accommodate the expropriation of land without compensation. The EFF accepted a few changes to its motion from the ANC and the motion was passed by a massive majority. It will now be discussed by a parliamentary committee and returned to the floor by the end of August. The vote means President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his first real week as SA’s CE, has twice acted in the interests of his party rather than the country. The first was a cabinet reshuffle that failed to act decisively against blatantly corrupt and incompetent ministers. The second was to sacrifice the principle of tenure. In a way, I get it. Ramaphosa leads a divided house and you keep the ANC fr...

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