Expropriation Bill top subject for new parliament….
sent to clients early Jan 2019….
In December 2018, a new draft of the Expropriation Bill was published by government gazette with a 60-day period for comment. This means the final document will no doubt become the kingpin of debate in the first session of the new Parliament. It will also form the basis of much comment by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his second State of the Nation Address.
Not many were expecting a final legislation proposal for comment so soon after the ConCourt constitutional decision on the subject. Land restitution, as distinct from land reform, is the kind of hot-potato subject that many say should never be debated just before an election. With the whole issued being overlaid with a tinge of fear, it is also an ideal subject for fake news, they say.
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