The Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC) has made a written submission to the National Assembly’s Ad Hoc Committee to Initiate and Introduce Legislation Amending s. 25 of the Constitution.
CASAC confirms its supports for land reform to alter the skewed land holding patterns in South Africa. CASAC is of the view that the assumption behind the proposed amendment is that the Constitution presently does not allow for expropriation with no compensation. This is an incorrect interpretation of the Constitution, and we illustrate why this is so. The second part of the submission focuses specifically on the proposed amendment, and illustrates why, without fundamental institutional changes, these amendments will not likely bring about sustainable land reform underpinned by the rule of law.
For the full statement read here