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ANC wants Cabinet to decide expropriated land payments

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The ruling party plans to sidestep the courts blocking zero compensation, but the decision will certainly be challenged in the Constitutional Court, analysts say.


24 Jan 2020
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ANC wants Cabinet to decide expropriated land payments

Wine farms near Stellenbosch. Picture: Facebook

The ANC plans to sideline the courts and give power to Cabinet to determine the amount paid for expropriated land, in a move seen as an attempt to avoid the courts rejecting zero compensation, thus endangering a crucial party resolution on the controversial reform. At the weekend’s party lekgotla at Nasrec, the ANC endorsed the recommendation of the parliamentary ad hoc committee considering the proposed amendment of section 25 of the Constitution: the power to determine issues related to expropriation of the land without compensation would reside with the executive. The recommendations initially provided for zero compensation, determined by a...

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