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How land rent could solve SA’s problems

Vananda Lubambo, 64, and his son Masixole Lubambo, 27, in the tiny house they hope to leave behind for a bigger shack. The writer describes how one of South Africas most scarring issues could be turned around. Picture: Courtney Africa

20 May 2015


Vananda Lubambo, 64, and his son Masixole Lubambo, 27, in the tiny house they hope to leave behind for a bigger shack. The writer describes how one of South Africas most scarring issues could be turned around. Picture: Courtney Africa

Vananda Lubambo, 64, and his son Masixole Lubambo, 27, in the tiny house they hope to leave behind for a bigger shack. The writer describes how one of South Africas most scarring issues could be turned around. Picture: Courtney Africa

By Stephen Meintjes

Stephen Meintjes writes that a shift from taxation of capital and labour to collection of land rental has benefits for all stakeholders and requires national dialogue.

Johannesburg – Yes, we must resolve the issues we have around our history intelligently, and, of course, we must fix the economy. But emotions around land are the molten lava underlying the statues eruptions of this year – and resolving the land issue is the horse that is going to pull our economy out of the bog, not the other way around.

Read the full article from iolNews.

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