The land belongs to the people, but everything on that land is yours – Joshua Nkomo
Joshua Nkomo’s account of how African land ownership works can be easily adapted to Western freehold traditions:
“We don’t believe in trading land or selling land – no. And in any government that I lead, you can be certain those practices must go. That does not mean we will be taking people’s land. It means that other people who haven’t got money will have a chance to use land, which is the common property of everybody.
“And if they have to pay some rates or rents that will go to a general fund of the people. In this way citizens can use as much land as they want. Our system is this: once you use land, that land belongs to you. But you have not bought it. You cannot sell it to someone (PIM the improvements are sold and the land transferred). The land belongs to the people, but everything on that land is yours.”
Fred Harrison’s Predator State
The price of “other people who haven’t got money will have a chance to use land“ requires simply that “rates or rents” replace income taxes and VAT so that South Africa becomes an authentic tax haven.
04 March 2012 by Peter Meakin
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