In South Africa, parliament will vote on constitutional amendment to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation
By 7 December 2021
Parliament building in South Africa (photo credit: parliament.gov.za)
Members of the National Assembly on Tuesday are set to vote on the Constitution 18th Amendment Bill that seeks to amend section 25 of the Constitution so as to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation.
This follows the adoption of the bill in September by Parliament’s ad hoc committee that was tasked back in 2018 with conducting public hearings on amending the property clause of the Constitution to address South Africa’s unequal and skewed ownership of land. [...] In order for the bill to be passed by the House, it will require a two-thirds majority vote – that means at least 267 of the 400 members of the National Assembly need to vote in favour of it. [...] Even if the bill is passed by the House, it will require at least six provinces in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) to vote in favour of it before it could be sent to President Cyril Ramaphosa to sign it into law.
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