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On 21 December 2018 the draft Expropriation Bill, 2019 (the “Bill”) was published in the Government Gazette by the Department of Public Works. The Expropriation Bill is the enabling legislation which is proposed to give effect to expropriation of land.

The draft Expropriation Bill was first introduced in the National Assembly in 13 February 2015 and it has been developed over a period of time and has been subject to a number of amendments. The last version of the Expropriation Bill was rejected by the National Assembly in terms of Joint Rule 203(3)(c) on 4 September 2018.
The Entire Expropriation Bill is available at:

Written comments may be submitted by the public within 60 days of the date of publication of the Bill on 21 December.

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