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The Cape Town high court on Friday dismissed lobby group AfriForum’s urgent application to interdict the parliamentary process on the possible amendment to the constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation. AfriForum had launched an urgent application to stop a report by the joint constitutional review committee from being passed on to the National Assembly as an interim measure pending its main court action. MPs are due to debate the report on Tuesday, before it is forwarded to the National Council of Provinces for concurrence. In its second leg of its application, the lobby group wants a declaratory order that the adoption of the report on land expropriation without compensation by the joint constitutional review committee was unlawful and should be set aside. It wants the public participation process reviewed. This part of the application will be heard on a later date. The group claimed that the review committee unlawfully and unconstitutionally delegated its ...

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