The headline "Clarity at Last on Land Expropriation (" (Editorials, October 15-21) suggests that the recently published Expropriation Bill will provide SA with the elusive certainty that is so important to economic take-off.

Actually, it doesn’t. While it does list conditions under which expropriation may be undertaken at "nil" compensation, these are prefaced by the words "including but not limited to". This isn’t a closed list and much else could be invoked to deny compensation...

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