Deadline extended for land-expropriation input

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People are apparently trying to occupy land illegally in Protea Glen, Johannesburg.

JOHANNESBURG – The deadline for written submissions on land expropriation without compensation has been extended by about two weeks to 15 June.

This extension will make the period for written submissions a total of 60 days during which the public can make written input on the matter.

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The Joint Constitutional Review Committee met on Thursday to adopt its programme for public hearings on the proposed review of Section 25 of the constitution, dealing with land.

“The committee was instructed by the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces to review the section of the constitution and other clauses where necessary; to make it possible for the state to expropriate land, in the public interest, without compensation, and propose constitutional amendments where necessary,” reads a joint statement by the ANC study group on constitutional review.

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It says the committee is expected to get the views of all stakeholders about the necessity and mechanisms for expropriating land without compensation.

Written submissions will be processed between 9 and 13 July and public hearings will be held in all provinces from 27 June to 6 August.