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Parliament to consider in December report on land expropriation without compensation

Briefing the National Assembly Programme Committee on Thursday, the institution’s secretary, Masibulele Xaso, said the report was now on the list of items for consideration by the House.

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Tip-toeing through the South African legal minefield of land expropriation without compensation

Go carefully when venturing into land ‘expropriation without compensation’ territory. You go where angels fear to tread. And be 100% sure you’ve got whatever you want to say absolutely right, or else! Careers are at stake, not to mention the country.

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Land expropriation debate is used as a tool to score political points among parties

The Trust for Community Outreach and Education, as a land rights-based NGO, welcomed the opportunity to comment on the Expropriation Bill 2020. However, we are doubtful that the amendment to the bill will achieve its proclaimed intentions.

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Card image 20 September 2021 Daily Maverick

South Africa’s ‘dangerous’ land policy under scrutiny in Fraser Institute report

Talk about a bad signal to send to foreign investors. The Fraser Institute’s recently released annual economic freedom report includes an entire chapter titled ‘The Dangers of South Africa’s Proposed Policy of Confiscating Property’.

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Land bill calls for ‘nil compensation’ but it’s unlikely to be passed

The Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill is unlikely to pass through the National Assembly as the ANC does not have enough seats to attain the required two-thirds majority.

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Land expropriation: ‘Historic day’ as ad hoc committee adopts Section 25 amendment bill

The ad hoc committee on Section 25 adopted a bill to amend the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation with only ANC MPs voting in its favour.

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Parliamentary committee on land expropriation wraps up its work

The expropriation of land without compensation is one step closer after the parliamentary land expropriation committee adopted the bill that will amend the constitution that will provide for this.

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A clear compensation policy is key to land reform – experts

Land experts said government need to have a clear compensation policy to align with its objective of expropriating land without compensation.

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Land expropriation: Western Cape govt says ‘property rights cannot be done away with’

The Western Cape government is opposed to land expropriation without compensation.

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Card image 07 July 2021 Daily Maverick

One step forward, two steps back: ANC’s proposal to amend section 25 of the Constitution

After years of public hearings, multiple debates and several versions of the anticipated amendment to section 25 of the Constitution, the latest proposal by the ANC has left us with more questions than answers.

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After two years of intense campaigning to get our parliament to adopt the Climate Justice Charter as per section 234 of South Africa's constitution, parliament has treated us with contempt and ignored our demand. The climate crisis has begun.

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