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ANC expected to shed light on how land expropriation will be approached

May 21, 2018
ANC expected to shed light on how land expropriation will be approached

The African National Congress (ANC) is on Monday expected to brief the media on outcomes of its historic inaugural land summit, which was held over the weekend in Boksburg.

The party is expected to shed more light on whether or not it will be moving to ammend the Constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation. 

This follows an undertaking made at its 54th National Elective Conference in December where the party resolved to move ahead and ensure land expropriation without compensation. The ANC says land expropriation will only be done through the Constitution.

While some in the party feel the Constitution does not adequately cater for land expropriation without compensation and therefore needs to be ammended, there are still some, who feel, there is a provision already in the Constitution for the exercise.

There have also been concerns about the ANC's new drive to redistribute land with some warning that the process could scare away much-needed Foreign Direct Investment and result in job losses across the board.

The ANC insists the willing buyer - willing seller approach adopted since 1994 has made little progress in addressing land restitution to mostly black communities that were removed from their land during the colonial and apartheid years.