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.

70180 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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Barbara
No I do not
People who own land and who have made improvements to the land must be adequately compensated if their land is expropriated. If this is not done then our country can never be viable economically and the politicians will have signed the country’s death warrant!
Mike
Yes I do
People are not free until they their own land in their rightful country.
Johan
No I do not
How can they take it away if i bought it?
Natalie
No I do not
Most ludicrous bill
Dylon
Not fully
There has to be a clear, and transparent framework of how the process will work.
All most South Africans want is clarity on how this will work! Simple.
We have to realise that most of the land is state owned anyway, the next big property owners are the banks.
So, how does the ANC intend on rolling this process out.

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