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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: The Citizen.]

Experts told the constitutional review committee land restitution has been hampered by politics, patronage, corruption, and government paralysis.

Government should not be given unfettered powers to expropriate land without compensation, various experts told parliament’s constitutional review committee today.

The committee is looking into the viability of amending section 25 of the constitution, which deals with property rights and was holding a colloquium on a parliamentary resolution to expropriate land without compensation as a result of the slow pace of land reform in South Africa.

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