TLU SA encourages South Africans to comment on the amendment of the existing Expropriation Bill (Act 63 of 1975).

The parliamentary portfolio committee for public works and infrastructure approved a presentation on the amendment at the end of November. It is now open for comment from the public. According to the government, the existing bill is in conflict with the mandate of transformation in the Constitution.

“We oppose the bill because its definition of expropriation opens the way for the government to take control of or use private belongings of any person without any compensation,” says Mr Henry Geldenhuys, the president of TLU SA. “South Africans – not just farmers – must realise that it is not just land in question. The government can also take pensions, houses and other investments as the Constitution already states that assets are not limited to land.”

The public now has sixty days – to 10 February 2021 – to comment on the proposed amendments to the Expropriation Bill. TLU SA created a platform where South Africans can add their comment. These comments will also form part of TLU SA’s verbal presentation to the parliament.

“This bill is an attack on private ownership,” says Mr Geldenhuys. “It is of the utmost importance that the public show their opposition by taking part in the process of commenting. When private ownership ceases to exist, we are doomed to communism.”

**Find the platform at this link: https://www.tlu.co.za/en/expropriation-bill/

Issued by:                  TLU SA
Date:                           11 December 2020

Enquiries:                  Mr Henry Geldenhuys, President TLU SA,                                                        Cell.: 083 560 1273
                                    Mr Bennie van Zyl, General Manager TLU SA,
                                    Cell.: 082 466 4470