Expropriation Bill 2020

The ANC’s attempts to allow for expropriation without compensation by changing the Constitution were thwarted in parliament last year. However, the ANC maintains that it will make expropriation without compensation (which is nothing more than state theft of property) a reality despite this setback. The fight for private property in South Africa is therefore not…

April 2022

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…

January 2022

President Ramaphosa states that the ANC plans to move forward on its plans to introduce land expropriation without compensation in 2022. Ramaphosa said: “The ANC will implement its resolution on the expropriation of land without compensation despite the refusal of other parties in Parliament.”

December 2021

Minister of Justice, Ronald Lamola, said: “Changing the Constitution was just one instrument we could have used. The matter is now ended. We will now use our simple majority to pass laws that will allow for expropriation without compensation.”

December 2021

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…

March 2021

Oral submissions are submitted to the Ad Hoc Committee on Legislation Amending Section 25 regarding the amendment to Section 25 of the Constitution, as well as to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure regarding the Expropriation Bill B 23-2020.

October 2020

The Expropriation Bill of 2020 was published, gazetted and introduced as part of the parliamentary process in the National Assembly. According to the Bill, expropriation is a “compulsory acquisition of property by an expropriating authority”, which means any state organ or department may expropriate private property. The Bill enables the expropriation of any “property” and…

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