EXPLAINER | Forget land grabs. Here are the facts on the ...

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EXPLAINER | Forget land grabs. Here are the facts on the expropriation bill

It doesn’t amend the constitution, and it could benefit land owners. We asked a legal expert to break it down

Senior reporter

First, take a deep breath.

Despite widespread hysteria on social media that the government’s new land reform bill paves the way for the country’s farmers to be booted off their land without compensation, the bill sets out the process in clearer detail – which could benefit land owners.

The Expropriation Bill, which was gazetted on October 10, defines how the government can claim land “in the public interest” and “for public purpose”...

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