Ramaphosa insists land bill is on track

By Doug Mattushek - 27 June 2019Views : 180

President Cyril Ramaphosa insisted that the Expropriation Bill will be finalised soon enough.

Land reform is a divisive topic in South Africa and Ramaphos has put together a committee that will release a report that will be the basis for a “transformative land reform programme”.

Ramaphosa was speaking to Parliament during the ongoing state of the nation debate on Wednesday.

“This report will inform the finalisation of a comprehensive, far-reaching and transformative land reform programme," said the ANC leader.

"Among the important tasks of this new Parliament is to finalise constitutional amendments to clearly indicate how expropriating land without compensation will be put into effect.

“Parliament will also need to debate and finalise the Expropriation Bill, which deals with the modalities and the circumstances in which expropriation will take place.

“Expropriation without compensation, in defined circumstances, allows us to do so at a cost that is reasonable for the South African people.”

Deputy President David Mabuza was appointed as chair of the panel by Ramaphosa last year.