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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2019-02-16 15:10:36 +02:00
Pieter
No, do not change the constitution.
This is totally illegal and an infringement of our democracy ! We did NOT get our properties for free but paid for it with blood, sweat and often tears! Do they REALLY want another Zimbabwe with NO FOOD and NO JOBS??? The poor minority will suffer the MOST.
2019-02-16 13:03:57 +02:00
Salomi
No, do not change the constitution.
If the best constitution in the democratic world needs to be changed to carry out the expropriation of land without compensation , then it means that the action is not democratic!!!! No, no, no, no do NOT change the Constitution!!!
2019-02-16 12:40:48 +02:00
Gail
No, do not change the constitution.
You cannot take land that is owned with title deeds...
The banking sector that have bonds outstanding will collapse if this is done...
Use government land only for expropriation...
The time to end corruption is NOW..
2019-02-16 11:51:15 +02:00
Mirna
No, do not change the constitution.
Please we all stay in South Africa take us in consideration!!
2019-02-16 10:40:36 +02:00
Ian
No, do not change the constitution.
This amounts to theft of property. The result will be similar to Zimbabwe... A total disaster. The most productive farms will definitely be allocated to politicians. Most will be destroyed, the seed stock eaten, the infrastructure destroyed, the machinery, and equipment, either vandalised or stolen.
The farms will be divided up into individual lots to build shacks, and possibly grow a small vegetable patch.
Commercial farming as such will disappear, and South Africa will become a net importer of food, like the rest of Africa. The government has no idea how to manage anything. Gross mismanagement at all levels, and rampant fraud have run all government departments, State Owned Enterprises, and municipalities, into bankruptcy. Expropriation will also be a total stuff up! ??

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