Pages tagged "Rural Development"


ACDP withholds support for motion to set up Ad hoc Committee to amend section 25 of The Constitution

The ACDP appreciates that the land issue is a very sensitive and potentially divisive issue, given the history of the land dispossession in the country, particularly following the Land Act of 1913 and subsequent legislation.

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ACDP notes decision to withdraw existing Expropriation Bill and re-introduce later

The ACDP notes the decision by the Portfolio Committee on Public Works to withdraw the Expropriation Bill of 2015, so that it may be re-introduced at a later stage.

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ACDP says land reform has been mismanaged

ACDP Member of Parliament Cheryllyn Dudley today said that “the ACDP remains concerned that land reform has been mismanaged and believes that stronger and more ethical leadership on this and other issues would place South Africa in a much healthier economic position in which to deal with land reform effectively and justly”.

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Expropriation of land without compensation has historically destabilised economies and destroyed the hopes and dreams that freedom promises

The ACDP reflects with dismay and concern on a budget that instead of being increased in line with the obvious urgency of the land redistribution question, the land budget - which declined over the past few years - is now at the level it was in 2008 after the proposed 3% increase.

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