PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTTEE ON LAND EXPROPRIATION TO BEGIN WORK IN MAY

CAPE TOWN–The Parliamentary Committee of Constitutional Amendment will begin its process of public consultations in the first week of May ahead of amending Section 25 of the South African Constitution so as to allow for expropriation of land without compensation.

The Parliamentary Committee, which consists of 24 members from the upper and lower chambers of Parliament — the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) and the National Assembly — recently met to outline its programme.

The committee was tasked by the National Assembly to amend the constitution following the adoption of a resolution to amend Section 25 of the Constitution.

It was decided that the members will split up into two groups to visit the coastal and inland areas of the separately.

Committee Chairperson Vincent Smith said Wednesday: We took a decision that we will split the committee into two, so that we can intensify the consultation instead of 24 people moving around, there will be two teams of twelve.

“One team will do four provinces, and another team will do the five provinces inland. And the intention is really to have a workable committee covering more areas as opposed to one.”

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK