Land Reform Only way to Solve South Africa's Inequality Problem
Monday, 13th May 2019
Having emerged as a free society in 1994, South Africa adopted a new Constitution that sought to redress the legacy of apartheid by enshrining a Bill of Rights for all South Africans. Twenty-five years on and one of those rights, the right to property, has recently set off new controversy.
Noer Fauzi Rachman, or 'Oji' as his friends know him, is an activist, author, lecturer, and former policy advisor to the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo. His life's work has taken him from social activism, to the University of California, Berkeley, to the echelons of power in his own country.
During the last day of the Global Land Forum (GLF), on September 27 2018, a question about a line in the declaration sparked a long debate that lasted almost one hour, in a session that was meant to conclude in just a few minutes.