“The purpose of the amendment bill is to amend the Constitution so that, inter alia, provision is made for land and any improvements to be expropriated for the sake of land reform, without having to pay any compensation,” a spokeswoman of the committee, said in a statement.
“Written submissions must be submitted before January 31, 2020. Submissions and inquiries should be addressed to Mr. Vhonani Ramaano, Committee Secretary – Ad Hoc Committee, 3rd Floor, 90 Plein Street, Cape Town, 8000 or email [email protected]
DA leader John Steenhuisen said the ANC government had published an official notice to amend the Constitution on December 13, when businesses were nearing their year-end. “This is a risk to your home, business, and land,” Steenhuisen said in a statement.
The DA has set up a website where South Africans can provide feedback on the bill.
TLU SA said the ANC wants the decision-making process to ensure, on behalf of the citizens of the country, that fairness will occur during the process, depriving the courts and settling in the Cabinet.
“It should be made clear that the process underway is totally unacceptable, even though the courts in some cases decide that nothing should be paid for assets,” says a statement by the organization. “We must guard against falling for the ANC’s blindness. We should not think that the initial proposal seems softer than this ridiculous new proposal and thus rather approves the original proposal.
“Regardless of where the decision was made, the principle of expropriation without compensation as a whole is still unacceptable.