South Africa to amend constitution to allow land expropriation. It will push ahead with plans to amend the constitution to allow land expropriation without compensation, President Cyril Ramaphosa says. Making it clear that the reform is of critical importance to the economy.
After passing a law allowing expropriation of land in 2016, South Africa has just announced today that it will be amending its constitution to make it even more clear that it will be taking land back from White citizens, residents and land owners.
So far around 10% of the entire land has been taken from white owners, and given back to Black citizens since the end of apartheid.
President Cyril Ramaphosa said the ruling ANC will “finalise a proposed amendment” allowing the move.
The country’s white owners have a disproportionate hold over the land.