Parliament has begun to review section 25 of the Constitution to allow the expropriation of land without compensation.

Parliament’s Joint Constitutional Review Committee is calling for input from all stakeholders.

The closing date for written submissions is the end of May.

Parliamentary spokesperson Moloto Mothapo says the Constitutional Review Committee has called for written submissions on the review of section 25 of the Constitution and other sections that are necessary to make it possible for the state to expropriate land in the public interest without compensation.

The committee was mandated to conduct the review after the National Assembly passed a resolution in February allowings for the expropriation of land without compensation.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has made is clear that the policy will be implemented after undertaking a public participation process. He’s however emphasised that the policy will not be implemented in a reckless manner of threaten food security.