- Jun 23, 2008
Which proves precisely why the government has to protect property rights. The poor need them far more than the rich do.Natives Land Act. of 1913....already did that.
What do you think the ANC is going to do with expropriation without compensation. Do you really think they will stop with farms? They will use the exact same law when they do their planning of infrastructure. So when the future ANC decides to build the Jacob Zuma memorial highway and find that there is an informal settlement in the way, they don't have to do anything to compensate all the people who will be displaced.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/the-favela-next-to-rios-new-olympic-park-that-fought-to-survive-and-lost/2016/08/01/fc8496ce-55c2-11e6-b652-315ae5d4d4dd_story.htmlSome residents told a different story: The city started demolishing their houses around them, offering some of them money, some of them relocation and some both. City officials cajoled or intimidated residents, suggesting that they would get nothing if they didn’t grab what was offered. At one point, garbage collections stopped, da Silva said. The new bungalows were announced in March. Few families left happily..