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.
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. Post Views: 338
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: 301
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…
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.” Post Views: 445
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…
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: 340