This is the written submission authored by various academics that formed a Think Tank under the South African Research Chair for Property Law. The work of the chair, under the leadership of Prof ZsaZsa Boggenpoel, is focused on the development of a new property law for South Africa. It is aimed particularly at exploring the role of property law in the new constitutional dispensation.
It is difficult to predict what will happen, and pandemics have a sly way of reminding us that any prediction remains just that – a prediction. So I have listened to my economist friends and started thinking of the various possible scenarios.