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Agricultural industry body AgriSA has vowed to go all the way to the Constitutional Court to protect property rights. The organisation said on Monday it had noted the statement by the ANC that 139 farms had been identified for expropriation without compensation. The ANC’s new land reform drive is sparking huge concern in the agricultural sector and the rest of the economy. Last week President Cyril Ramaphosa said his party would support an amendment to the constitution that would make it clear how land could be expropriated without compensation. The ANC has previously stated that it wanted to test the limits of section 25 of the constitution regarding this issue. "AgriSA will closely monitor this situation and will be involved in test cases where principles of compensation will be clarified," said the organisation’s president, Dan Kriek. "AgriSA has already been involved in such matters and will not hesitate to do it again. It is the courts’ duty to interpret legislation and the con...

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