The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development together with the Minister of Public Works released the latest version of the Expropriation Bill, which has been approved by Cabinet and certified by the state law advisors and will now be tabled in Parliament. This will be the fourth attempt to introduce a new Expropriation Bill in Parliament since 2008.
The latest version of the Bill is essentially the same as the version that was before Parliament in 2013, save for clauses 12(3) and (4) which provide for the possibility of nil Rand compensation to be paid, in certain cases where it is regarded to be just and equitable to do so. This will however be subject to the right to have recourse to the courts and subject to the requirements of just administrative action.
For the bill and summary click here: 43798gon1082