Monday, 16 July 2018

Public Hearings on Land Expropriation

29 June 2018

 

The Northern Cape is one of the first provinces in the country to have the Public Hearings on the review of Section 25 of the constitution. The land question by its nature is a very emotional matter, we are however pleased that in the Province, we were able to have robust and matured discussions around the amendment of Section 25 of the constitution.

 

The ANC in the Northern Cape is also pleased that in the two public hearings that were held in the Namakwa region and in the ZFM Region there was an overwhelming consensus that land should be expropriated without compensation. A policy position of the ANC from the 54th National Conference held in December in Nasrec. A policy position which is underpinned by the following key pinnacles 

• It must act as a catalyst to stimulate radical socio-economic transformation 

• That expropriation of land without compensation is among the key mechanisms available to government to give meaningful effect land reform and redistribution 

• In pursuance of the struggle for the correction of the historical sin i.e. the theft of land through conquests we must ensure that we do not undermine future investment in the economy, or damage agricultural production and food security. Furthermore, such interventions must not cause harm to other sectors of the productive economy.

 

There are two remaining hearings, that will take place today, 29 June 2018 at the John Taolo Gaetsewe Region as well as the Frances Baard Region on Saturday 30 June 2018. We encourage all ANC members to ensure that they attend these hearings and make sure that the policy position of the ANC finds expression.

 

Issued by the African National Congress-Northern Cape 

Deshi Ngxanga 

Provincial Secretary 

Media Enquiries 

Naledi Gaosekwe 

Media Liaison Coordinator 

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