The Portfolio Committee on Public Works invites interested people and stakeholders to submit written comments on the Expropriation Bill.
The Bill seeks to align the Expropriation Act of 1975 with the Constitution (1996). The Bill also seeks to provide a common unified framework to guide the processes and procedures for the expropriation of property by all expropriation authorities and organs of state; to provide for the expropriation of property for a public purpose or in the public interest, subject to just and equitable compensation that reflects an equitable balance between the public interest and the interests of those affected, with due respect for the rights of everyone, the rights to equality, and to administrative action that is lawful, reasonable and procedurally fair; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
The Committee will conduct public hearings on the Bill at Parliament on Tuesday, 19 and 26 May 2015. Submissions and requests to make oral presentation must be received by no later than 12h00 on Wednesday, 06 May 2015.
Copies of the Bill can be obtained from:
Tel: 021 403 3859,
Cell: 083 709 8390
Tel: 021 403 8062
Cell: 081 377 0686
SOURCE: South African Official News