Treading softly – Expropriation Bill final report in Sept

President Cyril Ramphosa’s expert panel of advisors on land reform has endorsed the amendment of the constitution for the state to expropriate land without compensation – but only in well-defined and clear circumstances.

In a 144-page final report published on Sunday, a majority of the 10-member panel, which was appointed by Ramaphosa in September 2018 to review all aspects of the land reform policy, want the state to finalise amendments to the long-mooted Expropriation Bill.

The passing of this bill might be further delayed because a new parliament was installed after the May 8 general elections, some members of parliament are yet to read the final report, and the National Assembly is on a three-week recess.

 

Source: Moneyweb