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Expropriation Bill [B4-2015]: Chapters 1-3 proposed amendments, with Deputy Minister

Date of Meeting: 20 October 2015


Chairperson: Mr B Martins (ANC)

Summary

The Committee considered the official list of proposed amendments to the Bill (the A-list) accompanied by the B version of the Bill incorporating all the proposed amendments into the Bill.

An ANC member suggested that “subject to just and equitable compensation” in the long title of the Bill should be deleted and replaced by “as contemplated in section 25 of the Constitution”. He said that the Bill at the moment looked like it was both an Expropriation and Compensation Bill, while it only needed to focus on expropriation. Opposition members strongly objected, saying that the phrase “subject to just and equitable compensation” in the long title was a crucial component of the Bill. The suggestion to delete it was flagged.

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