What if South Africa had a special economic zone that was actually special? May 11, 2021 Special economic zones can play an important role in creating new industries or generating significant new economic activities, but only if they are sufficiently “special”. Martin Wolf in conversation with Ann Bernstein May 4, 2021 Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator at the Financial Times, spoke to CDE’s executive director Ann Bernstein about democracy, business, markets, and development. Submission on the Expropriation Bill April 7, 2021 All states need the power of expropriation in some instances, but expropriation should be fair, legal and rare. Implemented as it is drafted, the Expropriation Bill will not result in very dramatic changes in SA’s property or expropriation regime, but there is a significant risk that its passage will signal a period of overuse and abuse of powers of expropriation.