Ramaphosa tells farmers ‘Don’t fear reform process’, do you remember the history of Piet Retief and Dingaan, and poor Jan gets the blame too.

Farmers shouldn’t see themselves as an island, President Cyril Ramaphosa told wine farmers and businessmen when his campaign trail took him to the Beyerskloof wine estate outside Stellenbosch.

He said farmers should be part of the solutions facing the country, and they should embrace change.

Ramaphosa said South African farmers were really good, but that the country also came from a “very sad history, a terrible history, particularly on issues of the land”.

He said, as he did in his State of the Nation Address last year, that land was South Africa’s original sin.

“It happened when Jan van Riebeeck first set foot here,” Ramaphosa said.

“The future is a good future if we all work together.”

The solution was not to be isolationist, he said.

According to Ramaphosa, individual farmers found ways to address the “horrible past” and include their wor
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ANC has been accused of exploiting land expropriation without compensation issue as an electoral tool to garner votes – this political party suddenly decides land issue is urgent and must be tackled before election

ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu has made an about-turn by announcing on Tuesday that parliament will begin the process of amending the constitution in this current term.

Mthembu was addressing the joint sitting of parliament debating President Cyril Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address.

“We are fast-tracking land reform by implementing our resolution on the expropriation of land without compensation. Parliament is already in the process of crafting a constitutional amendment to amend section 25 of the constitution to make it explicit that our constitution allows expropriation of land without compensation,” he said, opening the debate.

“An hour ago, Honourable Thoko Didiza was elected chair of the ad-hoc committee tasked with amending section 25 of the constitution. We congratulate her and wish the committee well as they embark on this historic process,” added Mthembu.

He also made reference to the revised e
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SONA: Round 3 – The Circus Returns as EFF Threaten To Remove Ramaphosa as President!

EFF chairperson Dali Mpofu on Thursday reiterated party leader Julius Malema’s warning that the red berets may disrupt President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) on February 7.

“He must come clean before SONA, otherwise we will invoke ordinary parliamentary proceedings and have SONA converted into a presidential question-and-answer session,” Mpofu told Talk Radio 702’s breakfast host Bongani Bingwa on Thursday morning.

On Wednesday, Malema warned that “chaos could erupt again at this year’s SONA”, owing to recent corruption allegations that emerged at the commission of inquiry into state capture.

Malema warned Ramaphosa to come clean on his “dealings with facilities company Bosasa”.

The EFF leader was addressing the media at a briefing at the party’s headquarters in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

At the state capture commission of inquiry this week,
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