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Daily Podcast – March 02, 2018

2nd March 2018

By: Thabi Madiba
Creamer Media Research Assistant and Reporter

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For Cremer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Thabi Madiba.
Making headlines: AfriForum to warn international community about land expropriation, Febe Potgieter-Gqubule appointed ANC's elections general manager, And Atul Gupta asks court to 'unfreeze' R10-million in his bank account

 

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AfriForum to warn international community about land expropriation

Lobby group AfriForum has warned that an amendment of the Constitution to allow land expropriation without compensation could "unleash conflict in the country".

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He was speaking after an EFF’s motion for the amendment was adopted in the National Assembly.

CEO Kallie Kriel said the organisation would launch a "comprehensive international campaign" to inform foreign governments and investors about the threat to property rights in South Africa.

 

Febe Potgieter-Gqubule appointed ANC's elections general manager

The South African Broadcasting Corporation said yesterday that it had received the resignation of board member and deputy chairperson, Febe Potgieter-Gqubule, after she was appointed as the elections general manager by the ANC.

Potgieter-Gqubule undertook to resign from the board if she was appointed in any official capacity which could potentially constitute a material conflict of interest when she was interviewed by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee of Communications in September 2017.

Potgieter-Gqubule's resignation leaves the board with three vacant positions.
The SABC said it will be communicating to the relevant authorities the urgency of appointing the new SABC board members to fill these vacancies.

 

Atul Gupta asks court to 'unfreeze' R10-million in his bank account

Controversial businessman Atul Kumar Gupta and six other applicants, including Indian state-owned Bank of Baroda, yesterday sought the removal of the preservation orders slapped on them by the Free State High Court following an application by the Asset Forfeiture Unit.

Atul Gupta, who is a close associate of former president Jacob Zuma, and the other applicants asked the high court to set aside preservation orders -- that include a freeze on R10-million in Gupta’s bank account -- saying that none of the "property" placed under the order were proceeds of crime.

However, Motlalekhotso Knorx Molelle the acting director of public prosecutions was opposing the application because “a substantial body of evidence had been advanced through investigations".

 

Also making headlines:

President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government is reportedly offering incentives to Zimbabwean white farmers, who shifted their business to Zambia at the height of the controversial land reform programme, to relocate back to the southern African country.

That’s a roundup of news making headlines today
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