There are bigger issues than property rights in the land debate

CATEGORY: Economic Performance and Development
DATE: 20 September 2018
AUTHOR: Business Day

How best to use land should be the central focus

The land question has been reduced to a debate between safeguarding property rights and expropriation. The preoccupation of both standpoints with the issue of ownership has diverted attention from the crucial matter of the use and development of land. Broadening the debate is vital to make sense of the current predicament facing cities, which now accommodate two-thirds of SA’s population.

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