New Land Expropriation Bill

The Minister of Public Works has called for public comment on the controversial Draft Expropriation Bill published on Friday 21 December 2018.

70231 active citizens have had a say in this, so far

The draft law spells out in detail how land expropriation will work, detailing how valuation should be done, how disputes should be settled, and how money should be paid. The Expropriation Bill also specifically holds that “it may be just and equitable for nil compensation to be paid where land is expropriated in the public interest”.

Support or object to the Bill by providing comment below. Should you be unsure, please read the live comments, media, summary or documents below.   Closing date is midnight 22 February 2019.

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Do you support the Draft Expropriation Bill? (view summary below)
Yes I doNo I do notNot fully

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No I do not
Our people worked hard to get what they have achievd . But now a days every one just takes dont have to pay NOT FAIR. Sorry work for what u want.

Yes I do
I support the bill.
Yes I do
i support the appropriation of land without compensation, not all the farms should be taken, farms that are not used can be given to people who want to do farming, if one has a farm that is big and he/she only using a half of the farm, one must give another person a chance to farm on that available space. i believe in sharing, together we can build a better economy in our South Africa.
No I do not
This is the start of the erosion of private property rights. This is also unconstitutional. Property rights should be protected at al costs.
No I do not
Like all people who have bought houses or land and then worked very hard to pay bonds back over many years and have paid rates and taxes to the government so that all people could benefit from the benefits derived from these payments I find it unacceptable that the government wants to take land away without paying the true worth of it. There is so much land that the government owns why do they not use that land for housing.



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