At this luncheon, Mr. Temba Nolutshungu will discuss the Free Market Foundation's Khaya Lam Project in South Africa. Khaya Lam means "My House," and the project is titling apartheid-era properties in which black families had and still have occupation rights but have lacked title deeds.

The Khaya Lam Project is a living example of a truth expressed by Sir John Templeton: “Property rights are essential for human rights.” This project is unlocking freedoms that have been denied to black South Africans for more than a century. The Khaya Lam project has already provided resources to carry out the conversion of some of these properties — out of an estimated 5 to 7 million that are eligible countrywide — to freehold title ownership in the hands of beneficiaries.


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Temba Nolutshungu is the director of Atlas Network partner organization the Free Market Foundation in South Africa, which was recently a finalist for Atlas Network’s prestigious $100,000 Templeton Freedom Award. Temba leads the foundation's Khaya Lam (“My house”) land reform project, which helps victims of apartheid obtain legal title of their homes.

Nolutshungu is chairman of the Langa Heritage Foundation, and trustee of the Helen Suzman Foundation, as well as several other bodies, including the Cape Town Carnival. He is a past director of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Langeberg Holdings Ltd.

His political background is rooted in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. In the early 1970s he was a pioneer activist of the black consciousness movement. He was detained twice under the Terrorism and General Law Amendment Acts and kept in solitary confinement. The influence of his personal experiences is manifested in his writings and interventions in debates on public policy and generally fires his determination to contribute to the enhancement of the individual liberties of all people.

Nolutshungu has attended conferences and presented papers in many countries, including South Africa, Germany, Austria, Chile, the United Kingdom, the Philippines, the U.S., the former Czechoslovakia, Russia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, and Mauritius.