Last week, Mark Napier of Urban LandMark and I submitted a letter to the Business Day, commenting on two letters that had been debating the value of RDP housing and title deeds. Here is the full text of the letter. The edited version of the letter as it appeared in the newspaper can be downloaded here. Letter to the Business Day, 5 July 2012 Sir Gail Daus-van Wyk and Keith Gottschalk have both written about the value of title deeds for RDP home owners, responding to the article by Stephen Grootes on the land reform debate. Certainly, subsidized housing…
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