An ANC economic policy document is published which contains new proposals on land reform, including the creation of an Agricultural Development Agency tasked with creating policy and processes to facilitate land donations to black farmers, and the creation of incentive mechanisms – such as enabling BEE recognition – for farmers who donate land or provide support to black farmers. Furthermore, the agency will manage a Land Reform Fund (which the Land Bank will house), record and monitor progress on land transactions and advise on partners for black farmers.
The National Assembly established an Ad Hoc Committee in terms of Rule 253 to initiate and introduce legislation amending Section 25 of the Constitution. Post Views: 253
The National Assembly approved the report of the Ad Hoc Committee and resolved that it could not conclude its work in this term of Parliament. It recommended that the sixth Parliament be tasked with finalising the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution. 210 MPs voted in favour of the report, 61 against, with 0…
The South African Parliament began discussing constitutional reforms that would permit the uncompensated seizure of private land. Post Views: 367
The amendment to Section 25 of the Constitution to allow for expropriation without compensation of private property failed to pass in the South African National Assembly. The ANC failed to get the required two-thirds majority they needed. 204 MPs voted in favour of the Bill and 145 against, with no abstentions. A total of 267…
The National Assembly adopted the Joint Constitutional Review Committee’s report on the review of Section 25 of the Constitution. 209 MPs voted in favour, 91 against, with 0 abstentions. Post Views: 232
The Joint Constitutional Review Committee conducted public hearings in all the provinces of South Africa. The purpose of these extensive public engagements was to get public inputs on the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution. Post Views: 291