Invitation for Public Submissions on the Review of Section 25 of the Constitution


The National Assembly in concurrence with the National Council of Provinces has mandated the Constitutional Review by Committee to:

  •  review section 25 of the Constitution and other sections where necessary, to make it possible for the state to expropriate land in the public interest without compensation;
  • propose the necessary constitutional amendments where applicable with regards to the kind of future land tenure regime needed.

As part of exercising the constitutional obligation to facilitate public participation, the Committee invites written submissions from all stakeholders on the necessity of, and mechanisms for expropriating land without compensation.

In addition to the written submission, please indicate your interest in making an oral presentation to the Committee.

The closing date for written submissions and requests for oral representation is Friday, 15 June 2018.

Enquiries, as well as written submissions, can be addressed to Ms Pat Jayiya, Committee Section, PO Box 15, Cape Town 8000, email, Tel: (021) 403-3661, fax 086 465 0678, cell 0814410345. Hand delivered submissions can be submitted at W/S 091, 3rd Floor, 90 Plein Street Building.

Issued by Hon. LP Nzimande MP and Hon. VG Smith MP
Co-Chairpersons: Constitutional Review Committee