New laws spawn uncertainty over property
Author: Phephelaphi Dube
In the last parliamentary term, a series of laws with implications for property rights were either debated, passed or signed into law. Section 25 of the constitution, the property clause, protects existing property interests from unconstitutional interferences, while providing a basis for the state to embark on land and other related reforms. Using examples from some of these laws, it is worth showing a little more than passing concern on the general direction in which property rights are headed.
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