expropriation-bill

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure invites the public to comment on the Expropriation Bill [B23 – 2020].

The purpose of the Expropriation Bill is to:

  • Repeal the existing Expropriation Act 63 of 1975
  • Provide a common framework in line with the Constitution to guide the processes and procedures for expropriation of property by organs of state
  • Provide for instances where expropriation with nil compensation may be just and equitable.

47313 participants, so far (closes 28 February 2021). Have your say below.

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    SUMMARY (click to view details in all SA languages)

    CHAPTER 1 – DEFINITIONS AND APPLICATION OF ACT
    1.  Definitions
    2. Application of the Act

     CHAPTER 2 – POWERS OF MINISTER TO EXPROPRIATE
    3. Powers of Minister to expropriate
    4. Delegation or assignment of Minister’s powers and duties

    CHAPTER 3 – INVESTIGATION AND VALUATION OF PROPERTY
    5. Investigation and gathering of information for purposes of expropriation
    6. Consultation with municipality during investigation

    CHAPTER 4 – INTENTION TO EXPROPRIATE AND EXPROPRIATION OF PROPERTY
    7. Notice of intention to expropriate
    8. Notice of expropriation
    9. Vesting and possession of expropriated property
    10 Verification of unregistered rights in expropriated property
    11. Consequences of expropriation of unregistered rights and duties of expropriating authority

    CHAPTER 5 – COMPENSATION FOR EXPROPRIATION
    12. Determination of compensation
    13. Interest on compensation
    14. Compensation claims
    15. Offers of compensation
    16. Requests for particulars and offers
    17. Payment of amount offered as compensation
    18. Property subject to mortgage or deed of sale
    19. Payment of municipal property rates, taxes and other charges out of compensation money
    20. Deposit of compensation money with Master

    CHAPTER 6 – MEDIATION AND DETERMINATION BY COURT
    21. Mediation and determination by court

    CHAPTER 7 – URGENT EXPROPRIATION
    22. Urgent Expropriation

    CHAPTER 8 – WITHDRAWAL OF EXPROPRIATION
    23. Withdrawal of Expropriation

    CHAPTER 9 – RELATED MATTERS
    24. Service and publication of documents and language used therein
    25. Extension of time 25
    26. Expropriation register
    27. Civil offences and fines
    28. Regulations
    29. Regulations, legal documents and steps valid under certain circumstances
    30. Interpretation of other laws dealing with expropriation 30
    31. Repeal
    32. Transitional arrangements and savings
    33. Short title and commencement

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