The Ad Hoc Committee to Initiate and Introduce Legislation Amending Section 25 of the Constitution
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The Ad Hoc Committee to Initiate and Introduce Legislation Amending Section 25 of the Constitution (expropriation) has adopted its draft programme for 32 public hearings to be held across South Africa.
As a registered non-profit which operates independently of government and free from political party interference, DearSA will be traveling around the country, to as many hearings as possible, to monitor proceedings and ensure a fair and accurate participation process is followed.
Simangele, if you are unable to attend a hearing in your province, do not stress, we will provide you with a report, a live video stream or recording from each venue we are able to attend (view a timetable here).
Recently, we successfully convinced parliament to extend the period for written comment after alerting them to several illegally rejected submissions – which compromised parliament’s entire participation process. As such, written submissions on the Constitution Amendment Bill are still open for public comment and must be received by no later than 29 February 2020.
If you have not yet had your say on this crucial bill, please do so at the link below. Simangele, if you are one of the 180,000 who have already participated, thank you – please encourage your colleagues to participate on our official platform to ensure their voice counts.
Rob Hutchinson, MD of DearSA
DearSA is a registered South African non-profit which operates independently of government and free from any political party influence.