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New Guideline Professional Fees for Planners Drawn Up

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

New guideline professional fees for planners are in place.

The rural development and land reform department published the adjusted fees in Government Gazette 41959.

Joint CRC Seeks Extension to Reporting Deadline

Parliament

The Joint Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) has requested that the deadline for reporting back to parliament be extended.

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.

Advisory Panel on Land Reform Set Up

The Presidency

An advisory panel on land reform has been set up to support the inter-ministerial committee (IMC) on land reform.

In a statement, the presidency indicated that the panel will “advise the IMC on a broad range of policy matters associated with land reform, including restitution, redistribution, tenure security and agricultural support”.

Joint Constitutional Review Committee to Hold Hearings in Parliament

Parliament

Hearings on the possible amendment of section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation of land without compensation will be held in parliament next week.

The Joint Constitutional Review Committee (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.

Land Reform Under the Spotlight

The Presidency

All land reform measures implemented by government will fall within the constitutional framework.

The deputy president, David Mabuza, emphasised this during an address at the Land Summit held in Limpopo.

Joint Constitutional Review Committee Identifies Oral Submissions

Parliament

A list of names to deliver oral submissions to the Joint Constitutional Review Committee on land expropriation has been drawn up.

According to a statement, the list includes “religious groups, academic institutions, the private sector, advocacy groups, civil society, the agricultural sector, professional bodies and cultural movements.”

DRDLR Denies List of Farms Drawn Up

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

The rural development and land reform department has declared that no list of farms earmarked for expropriation without compensation has been compiled.

In a statement, the department added that the parliamentary process involving the Constitutional Review Committee remains a work in progress.

NCOP Briefed on Communal Property Associations Bill

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

The select committee on land and mineral resources was recently briefed on the Communal Property Associations Amendment Bill.

The national assembly passed the bill and set it for concurrence in May 2018.

IMC on Land Reform to Meet Once a Month

The Presidency

The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Land Reform will be convened on a monthly basis going forward.

The presidency confirmed this in a statement on the outcomes of the inaugural IMC meeting held last week.

Sectional Titles Act Regulations Amended

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

Sectional Titles Act Regulations have been amended.

The rural development and land reform department published the amendments in Government Gazette 41798.

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