CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: We are going to amend the constitution on land
Full text of late-night announcement that the ANC is going ahead with constitutional amendments to enable the expropriation of land without compensation
STATEMENT OF ANC PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA ON CONCLUSION OF ANC NEC LEKGOTLA - 31 JULY 2018 The African National Congress has just concluded a two-day NEC Lekgotla in Tshwane. The Lekgotla focused on a number of issues, including the current status of our economy, job creation and land reform. It further engaged on issues of governance, social development and broader transformation which will be elaborated on by the Secretary General tomorrow. We thought that it was important for the President of the ANC to clearly and unambiguously articulate the position of the organisation on two matters that are critical to the economic development of our country and the well-being of its people. The first is the implementation of of the ANC’s resolution on land reform. The second is about the current economic environment.
On land reform, the ANC applauds our people, from all walks of life – including the rural poor, farm labourers, the unemployed, the landless, urban residents, fa...