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Policy Submissions

by Wendy Knowler in 2017

The big-name supermarkets should be compelled to stock products produced by “smallholders” and new shopping mall developments should be made to allocate 25% of floor space to local township businesses‚ it has been suggested to the Competition Commission. The submission‚ to the Commission’s...

by Leif Petersen, Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation in 2017

Corporate retailers constitute an important element of the core of the South African food economy. Our submission argues that formal sector grocery retail is distorting food economies in ways which disadvantage other stakeholders of food value chains (Greenberg 2016). These effects are felt both...

by Ruth Hall, PLAAS in 2016

We welcome the initiative to amend ESTA, in view of the widespread violations of this law, as well as loopholes in its procedural requirements and weak framing of substantive rights. However, as we will explain, we disagree that the Bill in its current form lives up to the promise of...

by PMG in 2015

The Deputy Minister of Public Works, Mr Jeremy Cronin, briefed the Committee on the preliminary responses of the Department of Public Works (DPW) to the inputs received during the public hearings on the Expropriation Bill [B4- 2015]. However, the Department had been expecting that the Committee...

by Ruth Hall, Ben Cousins in 2015

This submission to Parliamentary hearings organised by the Portfolio Committee on Public Works to discuss the new Expropriation Bill agrees that a new Expropriation Act is necessary, but it will not resolve the problems faced by land reform. There is a need for clarity on ‘just and equitable’...

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