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Afriforum’s anti-EWC campaign bearing fruit

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Afriforum has been on a campaign to raise international awareness of South Africa’s plans for expropriation of land without compensation, and they appear to have found an ally in US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo.


28 Feb 2020
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Afriforum’s anti-EWC campaign bearing fruit

AfriForum CEO Kallie Kriel. Picture: Twitter (@AfriForum)

The aftermath of the US government’s warning to South Africa on expropriation without compensation (EWC) has emboldened lobby groups who have been campaigning against the policy being signed into law. At the forefront of gathering international calls against the policy was South African minority rights organisation Afriforum, whose CEO Ernst Roets was still on a massive media tour in the States, having appeared on such conservative platforms as Fox News and Voice of America, where his message was being echoed by sympathisers in the country who agreed that not only was land expropriation a dangerous move for the economy, but...

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