Land expropriation: committee to seek public input in April
The committee will seek extensive public participation in a review of expropriation and property rights in Section 25 of the Constitution
The constitutional review committee which has been tasked by Parliament to review section 25 of the Constitution will be embarking on an extensive public participation process to consider views on the issue of expropriation without compensation. In February Parliament voted in favour of an EFF motion to support land expropriation without compensation, in a move that spooked investors. The committee was instructed by the National Assembly to review section 25 of the Constitution and other property clauses. "The [constitutional review] committee was instructed by the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) to review section 25 of the Constitution and other clauses where necessary, to make it possible for the state to expropriate land in the public interest without compensation, and propose the necessary constitutional amendments. "In doing so, the committee is expected to engage in a public participation process in order to get the views of all stakeholders abo...
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