Land reform in SA | Constitutional amendment fails

The ANC has failed in its bid to get a two-thirds majority vote to amend the constitution for land expropriation without compensation. Courtesy #DStv403

CAPE TOWN - Three years since Parliament first adopted a motion to consider amending the Constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation, the process has come to nought.

Opposition parties -- including the EFF who originally initiated the motion in early 2018 -- refused to support the bill over a major sticking point on the state custodianship of land.

READLand expropriation amendment motion fails

The house required a two-thirds majority to support changing the Constitution.

The focus will now shift to the Expropriation Bill, which is currently making its way through the Parliamentary process.


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