AGRICULTURE NEWS - Any interested and/or affected individual or entity has the opportunity to submit comment on these bills, and this is your opportunity to have your voice heard.
The Draft Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill (the Amendment Bill), which aims to amend the Constitution to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation, was gazetted on 13 December.
The deadline to submit written comment is 31 January.
The Draft Bill for the Beneficiary Selection and Land Allocation Policy (the Beneficiary Selection Bill) was published in the Government Gazette of 3 January, and the deadline for comment is 2 March.
The Amendment Bill states that its purpose is to “amend Section 25 of the Constitution so as to provide that the right to property may be limited in such a way that where land is expropriated for land reform, the amount of compensation payable may be nil”.