Parliament’s Constitutional Review Committee will be on the road from 26 June to 4 August 2018 to hold public hearings for the review of Section 25 of the Constitution that deals with land expropriation without compensation. The final dates and venues for each province have been published and, while parliament is on recess from 15 June 2018, this allows the committee to travel in two teams to hold at least three meetings in each province.
The Joint Constitutional Review Committee has called for written public comments on the review of Section 25 of the Constitution to make it possible for the state to expropriate land in the public interest without compensation. The final date for written public comments is 15 June 2018 and the public can make their comments on OpenUp’s online tool which makes it easier for the public to give their comments via a questionnaire.
The Mail and Guardian also reports that once the committee has heard from the public, policy makers, civil society organisations and academics, it will then report back to the National Assembly on 11 September 2018 with its recommendations on the process of land expropriation without compensation. – Ntswaki Motaung, AgriOrbit