Parliament, Saturday, 24 April 2021 – The Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure will tomorrow, Sunday 25 April 2021, hold the last public hearing on the Expropriation Bill [B23-2020] in the North West province. The hearings will be held at the Orbit College Mogwase Campus.
The committee has successfully concluded three public hearings in the North West where a majority of the views have been in support of the Bill.
The purpose of the Expropriation Bill is to repeal the existing Expropriation Act of 1975 to provide a common framework in line with the Constitution, to guide the processes and procedures for the expropriation of property by organs of state, and to provide for certain instances where expropriation with nil compensation may be appropriate in the public interest.
In line with Parliament’s strategic objective of enhancing access to the work of Parliament, the legislative process, and improving public participation in general, the committee resolved to visit all provinces to garner public views on the proposed legislation. The intention of the public hearings is to enrich the Bill and to ensure that the Bill is responsive to the views and needs of individuals and groups on the ground.
Similarly, the committee decided to hold public hearings during both weekdays and weekends to afford more participation of individuals and stakeholders as possible.
The committee is mindful that the scheduled public hearings happen during the Adjusted Alert Level 1 lockdown regulations, and has taken due regard to ensure adherence to Covid-19 guidelines and regulations.
Details of the Public Hearings
Date: Sunday, 25 April 2021
Venue: Orbit College Mogwase Campus
ISSUED BY THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMUNICATION SERVICES ON BEHALF OF THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE, MS NOLITHA NTOBONGWANA
For media enquiries or interviews with the Chairperson, please contact the committee’s Media Officer:
Name: Malatswa Molepo (Mr)
Parliamentary Communication Services
Tel: 021 403 8438
Cell: 081 512 7920
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