Gauteng SOPA: The elephant in the room is expropriation without compensation
25 February 2020
Today with his State of the Province Address (SOPA), Gauteng Premier, David Makhura, announced various plans to address the problems with the economy, crime and social issues, but unfortunately, he failed to indicate what steps his government will take to put people's minds at ease regarding expropriation without compensation.
Expropriation without compensation lies at the very heart of the question of whether Gauteng and the rest of South Africa will ultimately collapse.
Although the provincial government cannot create national policy under ANC control, the Premier could still have indicated what his government is going to do to counteract its negative effects.
In the past, the Premier dared to take a strong stance against the national government about the e-toll issue, but he did not say a single word about Gauteng's position with regard to the policy of expropriation without compensation.