The expropriation bill, which would allow for the seizure of private property for the first time in SA in a bid to speed up land reform, should include civil and criminal consequences for officials who misuse it, says think-tank and advocacy organisation the Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE).

The bill, which is intended to be used concurrently with other legislative changes, such as an amended section 25 of the constitution, is not as radical as some would claim, the CDE said in its submission to parliament, but remains flawed...

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