Date of Meeting: 27 October 2015
Chairperson: Mr B Martins (ANC)
The Committee continued with deliberations on the official list of proposed amendments to the Bill (A-list) accompanied by the B version of the Bill incorporating all the proposed amendments into the Bill. A DA member pointed out that the factors that had been highlighted in clause 12(1)(a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) had no direct monetary value and it was difficult to see how these factors would affect the compensation. There was a proposal that the Department should add a clause 12(2)(g) that would focus on the actual financial loss that had been incurred by the expropriated owner. Deputy Minister Cronin explained that the introduction of a clause 12(2)(g) would be construed as factors not to be taken into consideration. The Department was aware that there might be a financial loss incurred by the expropriated owner but there might also be a financial gain and this would be determined by what is “just and equitable” based on the five factors to be taken into consideration.
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