SA plods ahead with land reform

CATEGORY: Economic Performance and Development
DATE: 15 November 2018
AUTHOR: Zimbabwe Daily

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) is forging ahead with plans to amend the constitution to make it easier to seize land without paying for it, overriding complaints from some opposition parties that it isn’t following proper procedure.

Parliament’s Joint Constitutional Review Committee is set to adopt a report Thursday (today) that recommends that the wording of section 25 of the constitution be changed to explicitly allow for expropriation without compensation. The report will then be referred to the National Assembly for approval – a fait accompli since the ANC enjoys an outright majority and the change is backed by the populist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), the third-largest party.

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