Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia De Lille has received 50 000 submissions, the majority of which objected to the Expropriation Bill. De Lille says 50 000 comments were received between the gazetting of the Expropriation Bill in December 2018 and March last year. The Bill is set to replace the old Expropriation Act of 1975 which doesn’t fall in line with the Constitution.
Parliament’s public works oversight committee was briefed on the bill and is now required to carry out its own public participation process. It will include written and oral submissions on the draft bill as well as hosting public hearings across all nine provinces.
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