Land Expropriation Bill may miss 2019 poll
JThe ANC in Parliament has warned that it may not finalise the bill on the expropriation of land without compensation before next year's elections.
ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu said on Friday that while the party had set a deadline for the end of March, this target was too ambitious for Parliament.
He pointed out that the passing of legislation required plenty of time.
Mthembu, however, said now that Parliament had adopted the report on the expropriation of land, the ANC would be moving to the next phase of crafting a bill.
If it is not concluded by March next year, the ad hoc committee can table a progress report in Parliament.
“Even if we were to conclude it on March 31, it must still go to the National Council of Provinces and it must engage in the same process, establish an ad hoc committee, consult, gazette and hold public hearings.
"I don’t see this process concluded before the rise of this Parliament,” said Mthembu.