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.

59041 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
Hell naw
No I do not
Leave the law as it is at the moment . By changing the law there will be no interest or incentive for anybody to invest in this country .
No I do not
You can't improve a nation's wealth by taking it away from a few.
Education is the key, training, learning. We need food security, which small scale farmers can't provide
Unless you worked and paid for what you have, you don't appreciate it.
No I do not

Not fully
The country Will fall to it's knees just like Zimbabwe. Remember, allot of the land is still owned by banks through loans, these lands cannot just be taken and given to people who Will do nothing with it.Further, where Will our food come from. Lastly. Remember this is the last country in Africa to run to for refuge, where Will we go if we mess this place.



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