Nationalisation of land not on the cards - presidential panel member

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Nationalisation of land is not on the cards.

Although many opponents of expropriation of land without compensation equates this with nationalisation, and the EFF's policy is that land should be nationalised, the Constitution currently does not provide for this, one of the members of the presidential panel of experts on land reform and agriculture, Bulelwa Mabasa, explained on Sunday as the panel's report was introduced to the public. The panel's chairperson, Vuyokazi Mahlati, said its work was not just about Section 25 of the Constitution – the property clause – but it did work on proposals on when expropriation without compensation should apply.

She said the majority of the panel endorsed the view that Section 25 should be amended to allow expropriation without compensation.

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