THE LAND QUESTION IN SOUTH AFRICA POST-1994: A FOCUS ON THE EXPROPRIATION BILL[B23B-2020]

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Public Seminar Hosted by the Cala University Students Association(CALUSA),

Sakhisizwe Information and Resource Centre(SIRC), Trust for Community Outreach and Education (TCOE), Xalanga Civic Platform(XCP), and Afesis-corplan.

24 July 2023

CALUSA Resource Centre

10:00 – 13:00

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25 July 2023

Elliot Municipal Hall 

14:00 – 17:00

Contextual Background

The Expropriation Bill of 2020 is currently before parliament, and the public has been invited to comment on the contents of the Bill no later than 11 August 2023. The invitation to submit written comments on the Bill comes after the various provincial legislatures have already held public hearings to hear people’s views.

The public hearings, however, were not properly announced as some got ahold of the information through social media platforms they are in and attended public hearings without parliament or the various provincial legislatures facilitating any public education on the contents of the Bill.

This failure on the part of the legislature has rendered the public participation process flawed, as there was no sufficient notice given to the public, and any public education was facilitated on the contents of the Bill. The latter is the legal standard that the Constitutional Court set in its recent judgment on the constitutionality of the Traditional and Khoisan Leadership Act of 2019.

It has also been noted that people struggle to understand the contents of the Expropriation Bill and that there is a need to unpack the bill for the understanding of the community of Sakhisizwe.

Response from Civil Society in the Sakhisizwe Municipal Area

This workshop responds to the call for platforms in the Sakhisizwe Municipal Area to be created to unpack the contents of the Expropriation Bill for the people of the area to understand it and be able to make informed submissions and comments on the Bill.

The workshop will be hosted by CALUSA in collaboration with the Sakhisizwe Information and Research Centre(SIRC), Trust for Community Outreach and Education, Afesis Corplan, and the Xalanga Civic Platform(XCP).

Programme

Time Activity Facillitator
10:00 – 10:10 Opening and Welcoming  
10:10 – 10:15 Purpose of the Day Mr Bunyonyo
10:15 – 10:25 The Land Reform Programme in South Africa – Background and An update on where it is now Dr. Ncapayi
10:25 – 10:35 History of the Expropriation Bill: Linkages Between The Land Reform Programme and Expropriation.

 

Does section 25 of the Constitution advance the land reform programme?

Prof Ntsebeza
10:35 – 10:45 The Expropriation Bill[B3B – 2020]:

Key provisions and Implications of the Bill for Property Owners

L Ncapayi  & Dr. Ncapayi
10: 45 – 11:00                   Q & A  
11:00 – 12:30 Plenary Discussion  
12:30 – 12:45 Announcements and Conclusion  

 

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