Augustus Consulting Special Project

Food & Water Security in South Africa Media Review

Augustus Consulting monitors reports of food and water security in South Africa, including media articles, blogs, opinion pieces and other announcements. Unless otherwise indicated (such as in articles written by Augustus Consulting), the language and views contained in the search results reflect those of the originating author and/or publication and do not necessarily represent the views of Augustus Consulting. Archived media reviews are available: Water Security and Food Security.

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ANC will give black people land, ‘constitutional amendment or not’

Citizen Reporter, 8 December 2021

The African National Congress (ANC) says it remains steadfast, with or without a constitutional amendment, on its historical mission to reverse the “skewed” land ownership patterns initiated during apartheid. Read More

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Nil compensation not part of EFF motion on expropriation of land without compensation: Malema

Mercedes Besent, SABC News, 8 December 2021

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema says the concept of “nil compensation” was never part of the EFF motion on the expropriation of land without compensation. Read More

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National Assembly fails to pass Constitution 18th Amendment Bill regarding land expropriation

Mercedes Besent, SABC News, 7 December 2021

The National Assembly has failed to pass the Constitution 18th Amendment as it could not achieve the two-thirds majority of 267 votes. Only 204 MPs voted in favour of the Bill. Read More

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South Africa’s economy shrinks after riots, Covid measures

AFP, 7 December 2021

South Africa’s economy shrank for the first time in a year in the third quarter as the country was hit by riots and tighter Covid restrictions, official statistics showed on Tuesday. Read More

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Land expropriation: EFF rejects 18th Amendment Bill, accuses ANC of selling out

Thapelo Lekabe, The Citizen, 7 December 2021

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has rejected the Constitution 18th Amendment Bill that seeks to amend section 25 of the Constitution so as to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation. Read More

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SA’s economy shrinks by 1.5% in Q3 of 2021

Eyewitness News, 7 December 2021

South Africa’s economy has shrunk by 1.5% in the third quarter of this year. Read More

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