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ANC deploys MPs to parliamentary committee tasked with drafting constitutional amendment

PARLIAMENT, December 7 – The African National Congress (ANC) caucus on Friday announced it has deployed eight of its MPs to serve on an ad hoc committee to draft a constitutional amendment explicitly allowing for land expropriation without compensation.   ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu said Thoko Didiza, Vincent Smith, Stanford Maila, Rosina Semenya, Lindiwe […]

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Report recommending Constitutional change to property clause adopted after majority vote

PARLIAMENT, December 5 – The National Assembly on Tuesday adopted a report recommending that section 25 of the Constitution should be changed to explicitly provide for land expropriation without compensation following a majority vote. The report, compiled by the Constitutional Review Committee, was supported by 209 MPs and opposed by 91, following robust debate in […]

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DA threatens legal action ahead of National Assembly vote on land expropriation

PARLIAMENT, December 4- If the National Assembly adopts a report recommending the Constitution be amended to explicitly allow for land expropriation without compensation on Tuesday, the Democratic Alliance (DA) will start legal proceedings to challenge the constitutionality of the move, the opposition party said.   “Should the ANC and EFF vote to adopt this flawed […]

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EFF snubs Sanef invitation to discuss threats against journalists in South Africa

PORT ELIZABETH,  November 28 – The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have snubbed a meeting request from the South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) to discuss threats and intimidation levelled against journalists. The request to meet follows EFF leader Julius Malema’s inflammatory remarks, Sanef said in a statement on Tuesday. Sanef said it asked for a […]

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Gordhan says EFF charges against him is an abuse of the justice system

CAPE TOWN, November 27  – Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan on Tuesday dismissed the Economic Freedom Fighters’ corruption charges against him as an abuse of the justice system and an attack on efforts to combat graft and state capture at state-owned companies. “Their so-called ‘charge sheet’ is baseless, containing a set of lies, fake news and fabrications,” […]