Land expropriation: A long and lengthy process

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This picture taken on July 18, 2012 shows Somali farmers tending a crop of maize in Dollow, northern Somalia.

This picture taken on July 18, 2012 shows Somali farmers tending a crop of maize in Dollow, northern Somalia.

CAPE TOWN - Parliament now has until August to figure out how to amend current policies and make good on their promise to allow land expropriation without compensation.

Three-quarters of MPs have backed the measure, which has been a cause for both celebration and concern.

WATCH: MPs agree to EFF&39;s motion on land expropriation, with amendments

Some question whether the vote is a matter of too little too late, as a number of land claimants have been waiting decades for their applications to be processed.

* eNCA reporter Pheladi Sethusa tracked down a family still waiting for a decision. Watch the full video report in the gallery above.