Business has warned that land reform without compensation should be done within the limits of the Constitution. In a written submission to the constitutional review committee seen by Business Day, Business Unity SA (Busa), the voice of organised business, said it was concerned about any amendments to the Constitution that could spook investors. "In reality, it is the challenges and failures associated with the implementation of land reform that have led to perceptions that the current constitutional framework has failed," the submission reads. The committee was established to review the Constitution to make it possible for the state to expropriate land. Busa CEO Tanya Cohen said the Constitution already allowed for land reform to be addressed and any amendments would deter already wary investors. "When we attended the road shows earlier this year, one of the key issues investors raised with us is land and security of property and if they are going to come and invest in the country, ...

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