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.

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2019-12-04 09:43:29 +02:00
Yes, change the constitution.
The constitution does not represent the will of the people as it serve as a compromised document. The people of this country had no input in the Constitution and it was forced upon the citisens .
2019-11-23 20:34:02 +02:00
Yes, change the constitution.
Land Expropriation without compensation is the way forward. Land must be returned to its rightful owners.
2019-11-22 11:49:59 +02:00
Yes, change the constitution.
This is the most needed first step to unlock bright future for Africans.
2019-11-20 17:45:54 +02:00
No, do not change the constitution.
Changing the Constitution (which primary objective is to protect the fundamental rights of citizens, one of the most important rights being the right to property), with the objective to legally enable the expropriation of land without compensation, would be tantamount to legitimizing and institutionalizing theft. Theft perpetrated by the state and the state being the very entity against whom the Constitution is supposed to protect the citizen. Restoration of land in the hand of the lawful owner is a property rights issue, not a constitutional issue. Let those that claim the current owner stole the land from them and is not the rightful owner prove that in a court of law and do so beyond all reasonable doubt. Only then can the land be expropriated without compensation.
2019-11-20 12:24:17 +02:00
No, do not change the constitution.
The right to private property is the foundation of any free and prosperous society. Thus the right of any public institution to interfere in that right needs to be constrained by generally applicable law. The Constitution as it stands does just that. There is no need to amend the Constitution.


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expropriation without compensation


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