Summary and Conclusion
5 June 2018
Expropriation of land without compensation is a populist call, this is the easy part of righting the wrongs of the past. The more difficult part is to make land restitution work in the future. With compensation, the section 25 of the constitution does slow down the process, time for preparations, living off the land is no longer a hunter gatherers existence. Subsistence farming is a poverty trap…inevitably, social grants are needed, and some members of the family must send home money from employment or businesses in the city. People can’t live anymore without modern technology, cell phones, TV’s, modern medicine, including other conveniences.
A good mix of farmers making up this “Rainbow nation “is a good bridge to assist developing farmers. Let transformation of the land be a source of pride for the nation and not risk creating a scorched earth. There should always be a place for productive farmers and wildlife reserves with their ecotourism. Creating more productive farms by developing farmers must be our goal.
Promotion of Chapter Two
This chapter presents a broad view of our political, socio-political and ideological landscapes. Political groupings are discussed, together with ideological beliefs. Difficult subjects are confronted, including the ANC’s National Democratic Revolution. Also included are white minority capital, nationalisation, communism and mini narratives versus the grand narrative.
This book is a must read for all those wanting to understand “Where we are as a country?”