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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2018-06-18 01:36:02 +02:00
Yes, change the constitution.
May u please change the constitution we all equal apartheid is no more now we rainbow nation and the guy who sold black Africans has long died all the secret should come out Mandela sold us to white that why they have farms ,big piece of land we live in 3 room houses they live in 14 room house they have big yards
2018-06-18 01:21:41 +02:00
Yes, change the constitution.
The constitution must be changed to allow everyone born and bread in South Africa to have access to the God Given minerals of this country and not only a few. Gold, Diamonds,Aluminum, silver and all belong to all South Africans. So those who came and took our land by force of a barrel and gun and unconstitutional laws of apartheid must give up that land. It would be fair to say all villages that are within 100 km radius of any mine in SA own 51% of that land and minerals and 49% belongs to those who come with skills and machinery to dig and extract the minerals. Because they are in South Africa, they would both pay a certain percentage to South Africa so that it can distribute this wealth to those who do not have such minerals in their areas. All the benefits must be for the communities in terms of sustainable development, education, health, socio-economic activities.

The President must declare Mandela year as the year of jubilee when each South African above the age of 18 gets R1m to compensate for the many years of abject poverty which the apartheid government put us through. Assuming we are 60 Million people exclude those who have at least R2m in the bank account without any debt, exclude prisoners they do not deserve, exclude children Unser 18, we may find out that it is only R30m that is required. This will eliminate poverty and relieve those who are indebted. This is how it should work:

Where do we get the money: It can be raised from those who are rich to contribute towards the Mandela Jubilee relieve fund or from the fiscus ( If South Africa could use R240m on one Nkandla family, then it can afford R30 m for 30million people).

How are people expected to spend the R1m: The money will be highly regulated as follows:

1. R300 000 goes to decent housing. (credible women construction companies with good record are the only once to be used to build decent houses for people. Only those who have won awards). So when land is expropriated without compensation by government, it is equitably distributed to those who deserve and no mekhukhus will be built on that land but only decent houses. Some of the money people can use for decent furniture.
2 . R200 000 goes to education. This will pay for both Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Education.
3. R100 000 goest to Skills Development to give such an individual skills to be able to sustain the self as this jubilee year will come only once after every 20 years.
4 R200 000 is set aside for any eventualities.
5. R200 000 will be set aside for food, transport so that a person gets R2000 per month until their allocation is finished.

In this way land expropriation without compensation will have much more meaning for all South Africans unlike giving people land without knowing what they will do with it and whithout proper regulations.

This is a concept document that needs more rigorous debate and implementation

Kind regards

Dipsy Wechoemang
2018-06-18 00:04:13 +02:00
Yes, change the constitution.
Iand should be administered by chief or tribal Kings especially in rural area is that land can never distributed without the maultual
2018-06-17 23:21:29 +02:00
No, do not change the constitution.
It is not appropriate for the government to change the constitution to mamipulate the public into voting ANC.

It does not make economic sense. As people who writefully own land will lose it. Just like stealing drom them

2018-06-17 22:37:46 +02:00
Yes, change the constitution.
Far too many blacks suffering due to no land of their own , they get evicted anytime without notice. Shortage of play areas as no land back n the townships.


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expropriation without compensation


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