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.”
The ANC-led government announced at the 54th National Conference that it will seek to amend Section 25 of the South African Constitution regarding property rights to implement land expropriation without compensation.
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 National Assembly established an Ad Hoc Committee in terms of Rule 253 to: (a) initiate and introduce legislation amending Section 25 of the Constitution and (b) have regard for the work done and recommendations as contained in the reports of the Constitutional Review Committee and the previous Ad Hoc Committee on the Amendment of…
The Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure accepts written comments on the Expropriation Bill B 23-2020.
The National Council of Provinces adopted the Joint Constitutional Review Committee’s report on the review of Section 25 of the Constitution. Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape and North West voted in favour. Western Cape voted against the report.
The Parliament of South Africa passed a motion to review the property ownership clause of the Constitution to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation.