ANC urges South Africans to attend Section 25 Public Hearings

28 February 2020

The ANC in Parliament makes a clarion call to our people to participate in Parliaments Public hearings on the Amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution, which are currently underway.

The amendment of Section 25 will address the spatial inequalities that persist in our society and redress the injustices of the past. As the ANC led government had resolved at the 54th Conference, expropriation of land without compensation should be among the key mechanisms available to government to give effect to land reform and redistribution.

The ANC further resolved that, in determining the mechanisms of implementation, we must ensure that we do not undermine future investment in the economy, or damage agricultural production and food security. Furthermore, our interventions must not cause harm to other sectors of the economy.

We are committed in our resolve to address South Africa’s skewed patterns of land ownership. It is critical that South Africans, especially the poor, youth, women and persons living with disabilities, have access to land to enable them to actively participate in economic growth.

At these hearings, members of the public will be given an opportunity to make submissions as to how the expropriation of land should take place, before parliaments Ad-hoc committee on the Amendment of section 25 of the constitution.

The Programme for this weekend’s Section 25 Public Hearings is as follows:

28 February 2020 at 14h00

MpumalangaMbombela – Mbombela Community HallNokhuthula
013 759 2081 Surance Nkosi
013 759 9298
Free StateWelkom – E Openheimer TheatreMr Rubulana
083 772 1127
057 391 3911 / 083 772 1127

29 February at 11h00

MpumalangaMiddleburg – Banquet HallNombuso
013 249 7020
Free StateBethlehem – Bohlokong New HallThabo
073 105 8057 Ms C Nhlapo
078 665 3786

1 March 2020 at 11h00

MpumalangaErmelo ­- Mayor’s ParlourThuli
072 745 8380
Free StateBloemfontein – Kagisanong Hall RocklandsMr K Tsenoli
078 484 2107/ 051 405 8667

Issued by the Office of the Chief Whip


Nomfanelo Kota
Acting Caucus Spokesperson