Expropriation without compensation is back on the agenda in Parliament

Expropriation without compensation is back on the agenda in Parliament

- Land expropriation will be back on the agenda in Parliament from Thursday

- The ANC is set to table a motion regarding expropriation

- The motion ultimately seeks to amend Section 25 of the Constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation

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The issue of land expropriation without compensation will return to Parliament on Thursday.

This comes as ANC Chief Whip Pemmy Majodina is set to table a motion to introduce a committee to look into expropriation and then report back to Parliament.

The constitutional review committee had previously presented a report to he fifth parliament which recommended that Section 25 of the Constitution be amended to allow for expropriation without compensation.

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This new ad hoc committee is expected to introduce legislation to make the necessary amendments, Briefly.co.za has gathered. 

Majodina's motion says that this expropriation will provide redress for the dispossession of land which occurred in the colonial and apartheid eras, according to Times Live. Additionally, it insists that this amendment will lead to more a equitable distribution of land and will give many South Africans the means to produce food. 

However, the proposal does not have unanimous support in Parliament. Some opposition parties have come out against the proposal. The DA, for example, argues that amending the Constitution would undermine property rights, which could have negative consequences for the economy.

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Additionally, they insist that the Constitution itself is not the real impediment to land reform. Rather, government inertia and a lack of political will to provide title deeds and other means of property ownership are viewed as the actual barriers.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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