National Assembly to appoint committee on land reform

The National Assembly will appoint an ad hoc committee to look into how Section 25 of the Constitution will be amended.

File: The first step to amending the Constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation is now over.

CAPE TOWN - The National Assembly will appoint an ad hoc committee to look into how Section 25 of the Constitution will be amended.

That’s the next step in making it possible to expropriate land without compensation.

The committee will be expected to report back to the National Assembly by 31 March 2019.

It will consist of 25 members from various political parties.

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Eleven of them will be voting members.

Parliamentarians voted in favour to adopt the Constitution Review Committee Report.

Cabinet also approved the revised Expropriation Bill to be published for public comment.

A section has been added that sets out explicit circumstances under which land expropriation, in the public interest, may be done without compensation.