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Card image 02 October 2018 DispatchLive

OPINION | Two different things: expropriation and land reform

Circulating in the vortex of public “debate” about land is a veritable literature of concepts and buzzwords, each signifying something particular, but frequently confused with one another. Key, here, are the very different ideas of land reform and expropriation without compensation. But before any real debate is possible, we need to agree on what we are talking about, because failing to do so means the conversation becomes incoherent, and is primed for hostility.

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