The Western Cape government says land expropriation without compensation is not the appropriate intervention in addressing issues of land reform and skewed property ownership patterns in South Africa. It says the proposed amendment to Section 25 of the Constitution will undermine individual property rights and be detrimental to the economy.[…]
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress has slammed the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters for disrupting a hearing on land expropriation in Limpopo province. Parliament has been carrying out hearings on the government’s plans to change the Constitution and allow for land to be confiscated without compensation, a move it says[…]
The deadline is fast approaching for written submissions on the Draft Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill to amend Section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation. In a statement, the ad hoc committee to amend the Constitution reminded the public that written submissions should be received by no later[…]
The Ad Hoc Committee to Amend Section 25 of the Constitution effectively kicked the political football of expropriation without compensation into touch on Wednesday when it recommended that it couldn’t finish its work before the Fifth Parliament next week and that the Sixth Parliament must be tasked to take up[…]
ANC chairperson Gwede Mantashe says the Constitution must be amended to limit land ownership to 12 000 hectares per farm owner, and white farmers who own more than that should hand over the rest to the state without compensation. Mantashe was speaking to News24 in an exclusive interview on Tuesday[…]
Equal Education says public schools situated on private land may be under threat because of land expropriation. In a statement issued on Thursday, the organisation said the South African Schools Act makes provision for schools to be operated on private land through a long-term lease, but that this right is[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the ANC would propose an amendment of the Constitution to Parliament, outlining conditions for expropriation of land without compensation. His late-night announcement came following the political party’s two-day national executive committee lekgotla, which discussed progress government had made over the space of a year in[…]
Kenyan intellectual Professor Patrick Lumumba said on Tuesday that without land there would be no peace in Africa. Lumumba was delivering the Nelson Mandela Memorial lecture at Walter Sisulu University Mthatha campus. “Nelson Mandela would have reminded us that the last colonial question is land. If you don’t tackle the[…]
The EFF says the current public hearings on land expropriation without compensation is one of the best ways to honour former President Nelson Mandela as he would have turned 100 years old on Wednesday. The EFF reflected on Madiba’s legacy and the centenary celebrations. EFF Spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says the[…]
The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Western Cape Provincial Legislature has raised concern over the increase in the number of land invasions in the province. In its quarterly report, the party says 176 incidents of land grabs were recorded in the Cape Metro since the beginning of the year, and[…]
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