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 Section 25 of the Constitution.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
An internal discussion document of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) is provided to AfriForum by a reputable source. The document contains a list of 139 properties which are earmarked for expropriation. The document’s disclosure was preceded by confirmation from Zizi Kodwa, Head of the Presidency, as well as other members of…
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.