Agri SA worried about expropriation bill
Author: Wim Pretorius
Agri SA said on Friday it was not happy about the select committee on economic and business development approving the expropriation bill. “The definition limits compensable takings of property to instances where the State has acquired the property,” chairperson of the Agri SA agricultural development committee Ernest Pringle said. “The Constitution contains no such limitation.”
Agri SA spokesperson Thea Liebenberg said the definition of “expropriation” is still in the bill despite Agri SA’s attempts to have it removed or amended. Pringle said provincial hearings on the bill were called at short notice and public participation was limited.
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