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Card image 18 April 2018 South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) / Polity

The real impact of Expropriation without Compensation might well be felt below the ground

18 April 2018 - The current debate around expropriation without compensation (EWC) has been phrased in an idiom of land politics – the supposed imperative of the state taking more aggressive action to advance land and agrarian reform in an effort to secure justice for those who work the soil. For this reason, relatively little attention has been paid to what this could mean for other sectors of the economy. This is a mistake, because the epicentre of the EWC impact might well be found below the ground.

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