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FW De Klerk Foundation
The FW de Klerk Foundation says it has noted with deep concern the majority decision of the constitutional review committee to recommend to Parliament the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution.The foundation says the Constitution already implies the expropriation of land without compensation is an option for land...
South Africa’s taken the first step towards legislating for the expropriation of land without compensation, but there is a long road ahead before it becomes law.Parliament’s constitutional review committee has adopted its final report, which recommends that Section 25 of the Constitution, the property clause, be amended to make expropriation...
Constitutional review committee members Vincent Smith, Dr Mathole Motshekga and advocate Leks Makua.
The Joint Constitutional Review Committee on Thursday adopted a resolution that Section 25 of the Constitution be amended to allow land expropriation without compensation.Following a lengthy process of public consultation and deliberation, the EFF's Floyd Shivambu sponsored a motion on Thursday recommending that the Constitution be amended, mirroring the...
Land reform
Time for ANC members to put SA and future generations ahead of party loyalty The ANC is playing a dangerous political game in forcing through its policy of changing the Constitution to allow for expropriation without compensation (EWC) and party members supporting this should be very clear about the consequences....
South africa parliament RAF
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...
smallholder farmers
The current heated debate on land reform is fuelled by bold pronouncements about how white-owned land should be secured for African people.But it is marked by an absence of detailed policy discussion about what should be done with the land that is redistributed.Prof Ben Cousin has set out to...
Field of corn
Parliament’s constitutional review committee looking into land expropriation without compensation has been dogged by a series of procedural blunders.Members of Parliament (MPs) on Thursday painstakingly went through each page of the draft report as they argued over the accuracy of minutes of meetings and a report that was rejected by the committee.Some members...
urban shack dwellers
Five years ago Ndabo Mzimela was evicted from a cramped backyard shack in Durban to make way for the construction of subsidised government housing.Those houses, he and other residents said, were allocated exclusively to paying members of the African National Congress (ANC), the South African ruling party that has...
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White South Africans are seeking a role in land reform as the ruling African National Congress party moves to change the constitution to allow for the expropriation of white owned land. The purpose for this change is to rectify racial property owning disparity.
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Land reform is a hot topic across South Africa, as the country considers changing its constitution to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation explicitly. The policy is designed to redistribute land to poor black people to tackle severe inequality 24 years after the end of Apartheid. VOA's...
Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni
Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni told Parliament during the tabling of his medium-term budget policy statement on Wednesday that government would transfer R4.4bn to the Land Bank over the medium-term expenditure framework (MTEF) period for agriculture support.Deputy President David Mabuza was the first to point out that President Cyril...
south african property market and land reform
The ABSA Homeowner Sentiment measures how South Africans feel about the property market. The latest index has revealed that property market sentiment declined further in the third quarter of 2018. Homeowner Sentiment Index (HSI) results The overall national HSI score, which reflects the percentage of survey respondents with positive sentiment regarding...
david cameron
Former UK prime minister David Cameron has slammed anti-land reform international campaigns launched by right wing groups in South Africa.Cameron, who was in the country for the Discovery Leadership Summit this week, said people keen on following the land debate in the country should rather listen to President Cyril...
Former United States President Bill Clinton has warned President Cyril Ramaphosa on government plans to expropriate land without compensation, saying he will get hurt if he does it wrong.Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary were speaking at the Discovery Leadership Summit in Sandton on Thursday.The media was given...
Farm fields with a tractor
A draft report by Parliament’s constitutional review committee on the possible review of section 25 of the Constitution has now been tabled.The committee was asked in March to consult the public on the possible amendment to allow for land expropriation without compensation.The report states that the numbers clearly indicate that the...