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Card image 02 August 2018 Daily Maverick

Amending the Constitution will force the government to act fast on land expropriation

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Tuesday evening that government will proceed to amend the constitution to allow expropriation without compensation. There is legitimate concern that by pre-empting the findings of the parliamentary consultation processes, the president has used his position as head of state in an effort to address internal ANC divisions and to get ahead of next year’s election battles. But what might it mean for the intended beneficiaries of land reform? And what about the likely concerns of owners of property? It’s worth reminding ourselves how we got here.

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