Institute for Race Relations warns that land expropriation could turn SA into Zimbabwe

Institute for Race Relations warns that land expropriation could turn SA into Zimbabwe

The Institute for Race Relations (IRR) has warned the ruling party that changing the constitution to enable land expropriation without compensation could erode property rights in South Africa.

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This comes after Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the government will push ahead with amending section 25 of the constitution which protects property rights of South African citizens.

Briefly.co.za learned that Section 25 states that land may not be expropriated without compensation and changing this could undermine property rights in general throughout South Africa according to the IRR.

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The IRR also warns that failing to protect property rights could result in South Africa suffering a similar fate to that of Zimbabwe where land reform played a part in destroying the countries economy and throwing civil society into chaos according to thesouthafrican.com.

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Thye insititute wrote a letter to the ANC warning that land expropriation is not the answer and that a Zimbabwe situation can be avoided if the ruling party would truly commit to land reform without resorting to expropriation without compensation.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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