section 25

The National Assembly and National Council of Provinces has mandated the Constitutional Review Committee to:

  1. review section 25 of the Constitution and other sections where necessary, to make it possible for the state to expropriate land in the public interest without compensation;
  2. propose the necessary constitutional amendments where applicable with regards to the kind of future land tenure regime needed.

You are invited to object or support amendments to the constitution by providing comment below. Should you be at a loss for words, read the live input or documents below the form. Feel free to copy and paste into the message area provided.   Closing date is midnight 15 June 2018.

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2018-10-20 17:26:58 +02:00
James
No, do not change the constitution.
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2018-10-18 16:43:38 +02:00
Nkanyezi
Yes, change the constitution.
Yes, our constitution needed to be amended because to many things disadvantage black South Africans in our constitution, which I believe our constitution need to be change to accommodate blacks and to transform our country.
2018-10-18 13:20:26 +02:00
Nomthandazo Grace
No, do not change the constitution.
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2018-10-15 02:18:53 +02:00
Okgethile
Yes, change the constitution.
"Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean;
Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes.
Cease to do evil,
17 Learn to do good;
Seek justice,
Rebuke the oppressor;
Defend the fatherless,
Plead for the widow.

18 “Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the Lord,
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be as wool.
19 If you are willing and obedient,
You shall eat the good of the land;
20 But if you refuse and rebel,
You shall be devoured by the sword”;
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken - Isaiah 1 vs 16 to 20

“Is this not the fast that I have chosen:
To loose the bonds of wickedness,
To undo the heavy burdens,
To let the oppressed go free,
And that you break every yoke?
7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,
And that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out;
When you see the naked, that you cover him,
And not hide yourself from your own flesh?
8 Then your light shall break forth like the morning,
Your healing shall spring forth speedily,
And your righteousness shall go before you;
The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.
9 Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer;
You shall cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’

“If you take away the yoke from your midst,
The pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness,
10 If you extend your soul to the hungry
And satisfy the afflicted soul,
Then your light shall dawn in the darkness,
And your darkness shall be as the noonday.
11 The Lord will guide you continually,
And satisfy your soul in drought,
And strengthen your bones;
You shall be like a watered garden,
And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.
12 Those from among you
Shall build the old waste places;
You shall raise up the foundations of many generations;
And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach,
The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In. - Isaiah 58 vs 6 to 12
2018-10-14 22:58:46 +02:00
Khomotso
Yes, change the constitution.
Minority in our country still own majority of the land and resources. Something has got to give.
If Landowners are not willing to give land back to its rightful owners, an amendment to the constitution is absolutely necessary to compel the minority to give back the land.

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expropriation without compensation

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