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Deadline Looms For MPS To Make Recommendations On Land Expropriation

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FILE: Parliament of South Africa in Cape Town.

CAPE TOWN: MPs have until Monday to bring to parliament recommendations on whether to amend the Constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation. They were given the deadline by Parliament’s joint constitutional review committee. At the committee’s resolution, the members have until 4pm on that day to contribute to the recommendations and observations in its draft report on Section 25 of the Constitution.

The parliamentary process on land expropriation without compensation is finally reaching its conclusion.

Parliament has been debating the issue for several months. It has conducted public hearings in all nine provinces.

Co-chairperson of the committee Stan Maila explains: “We are going to suspend proceedings for now and we’re going to proceed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The final day will be Friday for the adoption of the report.”

Once finalised, the report with its recommendations will then go to both houses of Parliament for debate and adoption