Parliamentary process regarding the proposed “expropriation of land without compensation”

South Africans are closely monitoring the media to establish whether the Constitution will be amended to allow the expropriation of land without compensation.

19 Mar 2018 1 min read Real Estate Alert Article

On 14 March 2018, the Cabinet met at the Tuynhuys in Cape Town to discuss this controversial amendment. Cabinet subsequently released a statement confirming that it welcomes the motion to amend the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 to allow the expropriation of land without compensation. The matter has been referred to the Constitutional Review Committee, which must report back to Parliament by 30 August 2018. Thereafter, a series of public hearings are to be held, followed by Parliamentary committee meetings, to inform the recommendations to the National Assembly. In the interim, the Cabinet calls on all stakeholders for their input and confirmed that “as a caring and people-centred government, all stakeholders will be engaged during this process”.

CDH will keep its clients informed of further developments, specifically in regard to public hearings and opportunities to submit comments or propose solutions.

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