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TOTAL COUNT FOR COMMENTS MADE ON AMENDING SECTION 25 OF THE CONSTITUTION TO CATER FOR LAND EXPROPRIATION WITHOUT COMPENSATION VIA  dearSA

The Constitutional Review Committee has been tasked with reviewing section 25 and other clauses to make it possible for the state to expropriate land in the public interest, without compensation. Taking into account what ordinary South Africans, policy-makers, civil society organisations and academics have to say about the issue, the committee will then make recommendations to Parliament, in the form of constitutional amendments.

They have been given a deadline of 30 August 2018 by which to do all of this.

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Boxes of public comments on the review of Section 25 delivered to a boardroom in Parliament.

We have provided a breakdown of the results per province and a link to view a random selection of comments made by the public.

Click below to view numbers and comments from each province.

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A total of 229857 comments were received from the public on dearSA’s platform. Each comment was sent as a unique email to the official representative of the Constitutional Review Committee. As an extra measure, we hand delivered all the comments to Parliament before the closing time on Friday 15 June.

Total comments submitted – 229857*

Total in favour of changing Section 25 – 100308

Total opposed to changing Section 25 – 129549

*please note, totals do not include submissions made outside of this platform or directly to the Committee. 

  • YES - change the constitution
  • NO - do not change the constitution

The Constitutional Review Committee has tabled dates for public hearings to be held in all provinces on the proposed review of Section 25 of the Constitution.

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