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Ad Hoc Committee on Section 25 to Hear Oral Presentations

March 15, 2021

Parliament

The Ad Hoc Committee to Initiate and Introduce Legislation Amending Section 25 of the Constitution has agreed to set aside several days for oral presentations from organisations that made the request in their written submissions.

In a statement, the committee chairperson, Dr Mathole Motshekga, clarified that only organisations that requested in written submissions the need to elaborate further during oral presentations will be invited.

The multiparty ad hoc committee tasked with initiating and introducing legislation amending Section 25 of the Constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation was set up in July 2019.

In 2020, the national assembly re-established the ad hoc committee.

Nation-wide public hearings were finalised at the end of last year.

According to the latest committee programme, three government departments will present next week with organisations such as AfriForum, the Banking Association of South Africa, the Congress of South African Trade Unions, Black First Land First, the Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa and AgriSA lined up for the following week.

The committee also confirmed that parliament will be requested to extend the committee’s lifespan until 21 May 2021.