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Advisory Panel on Land Reform Drawing Up Report

The Presidency

The Advisory Panel on Land Reform is to submit a final report to president Ramaphosa in March 2019.

The presidency announced this in a statement following a Colloquium hosted by the Advisory Panel last week.

Ad Hoc Committee on Section 25 to be Established

Parliament

An ad hoc committee to initiate and introduce legislation to amend Section 25 of the Constitution is to be established.

In a statement, parliament announced that the constitutional amendment bill would be tabled in parliament before the end of the fifth term of parliament.

Communal Property Associations Amendment Bill Sent for Assent

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

The Communal Property Associations Amendment Bill has been passed by parliament and sent to President Ramaphosa for assent.

The national assembly passed the bill and sent it to the national council of provinces for concurrence in May 2018.

NA Approves Joint CRC Report

National Assembly

The national assembly has approved the recently adopted Joint Constitutional Review Committee Report.

The Joint CRC adopted the Report in November. It calls for Section 25 of the Constitution to be amended to allow for the state to expropriate land without compensation in the public interest.

Property Valuation Act Regulations in Place

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

The Valuer-General is to set up and maintain a database of property and land market information that is reasonably required for valuation.

The Office of the Valuer-General published regulations under the Property Valuation Act in Government Gazette 42064.

High Court Dismisses AfriForum Application on CRC Report

Parliament

AfriForum’s bid to have the Joint Constitutional Review Committee’s (CRC) Report on amending Section 25 of the Constitution set aside has been dismissed.

In a statement, parliament announced that a full bench of the Western Cape High Court has dismissed AfriForum’s attempt to “stall parliament’s consideration of the report”.

Parliament Opposes Afriforum Court Application

Parliament

Parliament has asked the Western Cape High Court to dismiss or strike AfriForum’s application from the court roll with punitive costs.

Afriforum recently applied to the Court to have the Joint Constitutional Review Committee’s report on amending Section 25 of the Constitution set aside.

Extension of Security of Tenure Act Assented To

The Presidency

President Ramaphosa has assented to the Extension of Security of Tenure Amendment Act.

Parliament passed the bill and sent it for assent in June 2018.

Joint Constitutional Review Committee Releases Final Report

Joint Constitutional Review Committee

The report of the Joint Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) on expropriation of land without compensation has been released.

The Joint CRC was tasked with reviewing Section 25 of the Constitution and proposing constitutional amendments to allow for the expropriation of land in the public interest without compensation.

Joint Constitutional Review Committee Adopts Report

Joint Constitutional Review Committee

The Joint Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) has given the green light to amending section 25 of the constitution to allow for the state to expropriate land without compensation in the public interest.

The Joint CRC was tasked with reviewing Section 25 of the Constitution and proposing constitutional amendments to allow for the expropriation of land in the public interest without compensation.

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