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Parry reports on public submission to amend Article 25 of the Constitution

The ad hoc committee met on Friday to formulate and initiate legislation to amend section 25 of the constitution and will now draft the long-awaited constitutional amendment.

File: Parliament of South Africa in Cape Town. Picture: Christa Ibers / Eyewitness News.

Case – Parliament has adopted a report on public presentations on changing the constitution to explicitly allow land acquisition without compensation.



The ad hoc committee met on Friday to formulate and initiate legislation to amend section 25 of the constitution and will now draft the long-awaited constitutional amendment.

The chairman of the committee was Drs. Mathol Motsakhega said that the adoption of the report paved the way for the committee to confuse and initiate deliberations on the exact “words and format” of the 18th Constitutional Amendment Bill.

He said the real work of whatever should be in the bill now introduced: “The adoption of this report will start the door for us with the idea of ​​a draft amendment bill based on public input and submission by government departments.”

Motschega has further stated that the adoption of the report will now open the door for the committee to consider the bill based on all inputs.

Members must complete work by May 21 to consult their political parties on the bill and report in early May.

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