Martin van Staden (Legal Fellow at Sakeliga) discusses the Expropriation Bill on the Beleidsradar insert (Pretoria FM). He provides his views on the Bill in light of the proposed constitutional amendment that did not succeed.
Van Staden emphasises the importance of strong private property rights and highlights the short-sightedness of undermining ownership. There are several ways in which weak property rights result in harm to investment and business. According to Van Staden, the Bill creates certainty for poor policy that will harm the economy.
The Bill embodies a substantial threat to private ownership, and Van Staden explains the legislative process currently underway.
Sakeliga is monitoring the situation and will intervene at several levels to ensure certainty about private property rights.