Gcina Ntsaluba
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31 Jan 2020
6:10 am

Withdraw proposed land law change – Helen Suzman Foundation

Gcina Ntsaluba

The obstacle to land reform is not the constitution but rather 'a lack of political will to implement an effective land reform policy'.

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The Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) has called for the withdrawal of the proposed amendment to section 25 of the constitution which allows for land expropriation without compensation. The organisation said the drive by the ANC to amend the constitution was not the result of legal considerations but of perceived public pressure. “It is the obvious result of political pressure and the perceived need by government to be able to show that something tangible is actually being done on the subject of land reform,” said Anton van Dalsen on behalf of the HSF. He explained that the obstacle to land reform...