ANC welcomes the establishement of the Ad-Hoc Committee to amend Section 25 of the Constitution

6 December 2018

At its last plenary session for the year, the National Assembly adopted a motion tabled by the Chief Whip of the Majority Party, comrade Jackson Mthembu, to establish an Ad Hoc Committee in terms of National Assembly Rule 253, which will initiate and introduce legislation amending Section 25 of the Constitution, as per the recommendations contained in the Joint Constitutional Review Committee (JCRC) report.

The establishment of this Ad Hoc Committee follows the adoption of the CRC report by the National Assembly (NA) and the National Council of Province (NCOP) on 4 and 5 December 2018, respectively.

The African National Congress (ANC) welcomes this development as it brings us one step closer to the realisation of the resolution of the 54th National Conference of the ANC, which resolved to pursue as a matter of policy, the expropriation of land without compensation, as one of the land reform mechanisms adopted to address the land question in South Africa. The adopted amendment will therefore make explicit, that which is implicit in the Constitution, with regards to expropriation of land without compensation in the public interest.

The Ad Hoc Committee will consist of 11 voting members (six from the ANC) and 14 non-voting members (two members of the ANC). The reporting deadline of the Ad Hoc Committee to the National Assembly is 31 March 2019.

The ANC will in due course announce the eight comrades deployed to this Ad Hoc Committee.

Issued by the Office of the ANC Chief Whip, comrade Jackson Mthembu.


Nonceba Mhlauli
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