It appears to have been missed in the commentary about the new Expropriation Bill that it has been designed for a constitutional position that will soon no longer exist.

The bill references section 25 of the constitution (the “property clause”) as it currently stands. It recognises the powers of courts to set compensation, though in practice this will come too late to help most people — after ownership and possession have already passed to the government...

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