[cape_town] - Public works committee withdraws Expropriation Bill to 'avoid running a parallel process'

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The Portfolio Committee on Public Works on Tuesday resolved to withdraw the Expropriation Bill so that it can be reintroduced after the Joint Constitutional Review Committee finishes its work on expropriation of land without compensation.

"The committee has observed that the work of the Joint Constitutional Review Committee is now approaching a conclusion and the recommendations are soon to be made available once concluded before the end of September, which will lead to new parliamentary processes, including legislative processes, and new directions should become clearer before the end of 2018," reads a statement from committee chairperson Humphrey Mmemezi.

"The committee is aware that this process will lead to the minister of public works reintroducing a revised Expropriation Bill that will possibly include clauses that deal with expropriation of land without compensation....

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