LETTER: Expropriation not limited to land
State’s power over fixed property will be felt in respect of other assets as well
The suggestion that “expropriation without compensation” is fundamentally a land reform measure is incorrect and misleading (“Land expropriation: ANC, EFF at loggerheads while MPs race deadline on constitution (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/2021-05-31-land-expropriation-anc-eff-at-loggerheads-while-mps-race-deadline-on-constitution/)”, May 31). Property is not limited to land — this is clear from the constitution — and any move to expand the state’s power over property will be felt in respect of other property as well.
In fact, the department of public works recently called for the constitutional amendment to make explicit that expropriation without compensation can be applied to all assets...
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