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Land expropriation without compensation

Land expropriation without compensation is a method to acquire land, but not the sum total of land reform or restitution. That’s the long and short from the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture, whose report was released last week. The report contains recommendations aimed at speeding up land reform and the redistribution of land. Among the recommendations is a constitutional amendment to allow for land expropriation without compensation in limited circumstances.
To help us with this discussion we are now joined on the line by:
• Professor Ruth Hall from the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies at the University of the Western Cape she is also a member of the presidential expert advisory panel on land reform and agriculture.
• Stanley Peterson who is the leader of the indigenous land rights political party the Khoisan Revolution and he also speaks on behalf of the National Khiosan Council.

Kate Moodley

As we kick off Women’s month here in South Africa we found it befitting to find one of many women in our country who is doing extra-ordinary things in the business space. Kate Moodley is an accomplished business woman with a number of academic qualifications which includes a Masters in Law. She began her career in legal but quickly moved into the financial services industry and insurance in particular. She has won numerous awards including the Standard Bank Top Business Awards. In an interview I had with her earlier I asked her to start by telling us about herself and her journey.

Top Twitter Trends

Social media with Tumelo Zulu what’s trending?

• Stats SA releasing the highest unemployment rates in ten years earlier this week what has been the reaction?
• It has been a week of protests in Gauteng,
• Women’s’ month has begun and we know that South Africa does not take this day very lightly considering our history with women’s’ rights. What can we expect?

Mozambique Profile

Interview with Mariamo Khumalo, producer and journalist here at Channel Africa’s Portuguese Service. We are looking at Mozambique this week:

Unemployment figures in South Africa

South Africa's unemployment rate has increased more than expected in the second quarter of 2019. According to figures released by Statistics South Africa, second quarter jobless rates jumped to 29 per cent, its highest level in ten years. The number of unemployed persons increased to 6, 7 million compared to quarter one this year. The South African working-age population increased by 150 000 in Q2:2019 compared to Q1:2019. The results further indicate that the number of discouraged work-seekers decreased by (248 000) and the other not economically active population by 77 000 resulting in the net decrease of 326 000 in the number of those who were not economically active.

• Malerato Mosiane is the Acting Chief Director responsible for Labour statistics.
• Professor Ingrid Woolard who is the Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at Stellenbosch University.
• Taka Pfende is an investment analyst and owner of African Dominion.

The South African Public Protector

The EFF says it will go to the Constitutional Court to challenge the suspension of the Public Protector's remedial action against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan - pending a judicial review into the so called SARS 'Rogue Unit'. The High court in Pretoria has interdicted the implementation of Busisiwe Mkhwebane's recommendations - including that President Cyril Ramaphosa discipline him within 30 days. The office of the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is considering referring high court judge Sulett Potterill to the Judicial Services Commission. The Public Protector has raised concern over the language that Judge Sulet Potteril used when delivering judgement in the matter between it and Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan. Gordhan had brought an urgent application to interdict the Public Protector's remedial action in the so called SARS rogue unit. The court granted Gordhan's urgent application to suspend Mkhwebane's remedial action against him pending a judicial review.

• Christine Botha, Manager at the Centre for Constitutional Rights

• Dr Thabisi Hoeane, Lecturer at the politics department (UNISA)

• Dr Ina Gouws, Lecturer in Governance and Political transformation (University of the Free State)

Sudan's peace talks.

Sudan’s ruling military and the pro-democracy civilian movement have signed a political document which is part of a power sharing deal meant to end the country’s deadlock after weeks of stalled talks. The signing comes months of street protests and violence after the ousting of former dictator Omar al-Bashir. The second agreement will cover issues including the powers of the joint civilian-military ruling body, the deployment of security forces and immunity for generals over protest-related violence. The 17 July "Political Declaration" provides for the establishment of the joint civilian-military transitional ruling body that would install an overall civilian administration.
That governing body will include six civilians and five generals. It will then oversee the formation of a transitional civilian government and parliament to govern for 39 months, after which elections will be held.
1. Sabir Ebrahim, Representative of the Sudan Liberation Movement in South Africa.
2. Jok Moduk Jok , Director SUDD Institute.
3. Dr Mustafa Mheta, Head: Africa Desk Media Review Network.

Boris Johnson: Britain's new Prime Minister

Britain's Boris Johnson will make his first visit to Scotland as prime minister on Monday, as his Conservative Party's leader there said she would refuse to support a no-deal Brexit. Johnson took office on Wednesday with a pledge to deliver Britain's exit from the European Union by October 31.
Scotland rejected independence by a 55-45% majority in 2014 but then voted to stay in the EU at the 2016 Brexit referendum, fueling calls for a second independence vote from those who argue it is being taken out of the bloc against its wishes. Johnson will visit a military base in Scotland as part of a tour of the United Kingdom to announce extra funding for local communities.
We speak to:
• Professor Jo-Ansie Van Wyk, of University of South Africa (Unisa) politics department.
• Simon Usherwood, reader in politics at the University of Surrey.

World Tourism Conference

Today is the last day at the World Tourism Conference in South Africa which will highlight the emerging business and investment opportunities across Africa’s tourism sector. The conference aims to show how tourism can be utilised as an engine for economic growth and job creation. Back in South Africa, Statistics SA’s latest report shows that the tourism industry is declining, the overall number of visitors to South Africa in the first financial quarter of the year, normally one of the most popular times to visit the country, fell by 3%. The decline is attributed to a number of factors including the recent drought in the Western Cape and crime. We felt it was appropriate to invite an entrepreneur who is in the tourism industry in South Africa to talk to us about the type of business he runs and help us understand why such a vibrant which was once a popular tourist destination with global travellers – is now not doing so well. I’m joined in studio by Lebo from Lebo’s backpackers in Pimville Soweto

Ivory Coast Profile

Interview with Jacques Kaokaou who is a West African analyst and former colleague here at Channel Africa…today he will be talking to us about the West African country Ivory Coast and what made news this week

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