POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Land expropriation report comes before parliament
National assembly and national council of provinces are likely to adopt the report on the review of section 25 of the constitution intended to allow the expropriation of land, writes Theto Mahlakoana
Parliament’s joint constitutional review committee’s report on the review of section 25 of the constitution intended to allow the expropriation of land without compensation is set to take centre stage this week. On Tuesday, the national assembly and the national council of provinces will consider the report, which is likely to be adopted. This will enable parliament to start the lengthy process to amend the constitution. This follows the Cape Town high court’s dismissal of an interdict application by AfriForum on Friday, which sought to prevent parliament from considering the committee’s report. In November, the committee adopted the report, which recommends that section 25 of the constitution be amended to make it explicitly clear that expropriation of land without compensation by the state in the public interest can take place. On the same day, axed SA Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane heads to the Pretoria high court in an attempt to block President Cyril Ramaphosa f...
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