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.

70260 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)
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No I do not
Very good plannof the Incompetent and vision deprived and non innovative corrupt IQ-less so called self appointed leaders. After making unfound and impossible to fullfill promises to stay in power so they can steal our country broke, now has to go to extreme measures to have the ill educated stupid masses calm and still enjoy their support.
Least knowing how many loss of lives will prevail from the consequences of the stupid decisions made by ANC government.
Face the brunt and know that you the ANC government is responsible for the consequences.
No I do not
The economy will collapse completely
No I do not
It is vital for the country to have undisputed property ownership rights.
Without this there will be no foreign or local investment.
If expropriation is necessary an acceptable market price must be paid.
I have been informed that formerly highly profitable farmland is now non productive.
Ensure that proposed new owners are trained & prove themselves capable of future production on the same scale.
Farming is a difficult & arduous process. Our country must be able to feed the people. Importation of food is unnecessary.
In addition some of these farms were supplying the export market & the local fruit juice market.
BE efficient with willing buyers & sellers, at the moment this is not being well

No I do not
No I do not. I object, just like any other sane person. One does not have to be very smart to understand what a move like that would do. OUR ECONOMY WILL COLLAPSE. To the people in the government who don't seem to understand the consequences of their actions I will explain to you what it means for an economy to collapse. No investment, meaning no growth, meaning businesses closing, meaning people leaving, meaning others (who are stuck in this country) will be left unemployed, meaning those who were left with jobs for the general consumer will be left jobless, meaning less houses, meaning more shacks, meaning food shortage, meaning people going hungry, MEANING A COLLAPSED A ECONOMY.
Just like you wouldn't give your child something toxic even if he or she is begging for it, don't give "back" the land that we are begging for. It will destroy all of us.

Johannes Petrus
No I do not
Will take us to same situation as Zimbabwe....



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