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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2019-09-05 02:13:13 +02:00
Malone Eric
Yes, change the constitution.
For the reason that white South African,when they came,they claimed to be wiser than the black South Africans.Yes,they came with the bible,schools,and while we still reading their bible,they occupied our land and also called their brothers to settle in some additional land.
2019-08-28 16:40:18 +02:00
No, do not change the constitution.
we want the land back without compensation
2019-08-16 03:26:51 +02:00
No, do not change the constitution.
No. No. No.
Apartheid in reverse.
Blacks want mahala.
2019-08-02 21:09:52 +02:00
Yes, change the constitution.
The land must return to the rightful owners
2019-07-30 17:16:18 +02:00
Yes, change the constitution.
Without compensation is bad idea. Some compensation must be made. Market value, plus rates and taxes paid for number of years etc.
THE claiment must provide legimate claim plus what development is going to made and within 2 to 3 years in order to boost the economy. But before that the govt. must have long term plan re development of RSA for greater good.
Rdp must be scrapped instead divide the land into plots built infrastructure ito roads water and electricity. Distribute land to deserving individuals. Give them plans, teach them to read the plan, teach elementary management document to construct the building. Allow them to Select contractors of their choice.
THE govt appointed inspectors will carry out audit of site work for progress payment approved by inspector and the owner.
THE occupent cannor


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expropriation without compensation


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