Secondly, it is clear that the majority of the Committee have not followed due process and have not taken all the written submissions into account. The democratic ideals of public participation appear to have counted for nothing in this process. This will leave any decisions of Parliament in this regard open to court challenges – and quite rightly so.

It is of further concern that President Ramaphosa this week held meetings with South Africa’s biggest trading partner, the EU, assuring them that South Africa is a safe partner, while the ANC’s proposed amendment to section 25 could potentially destroy the very basis of property rights.

The Foundation will follow the ensuing processes with concern and is keeping its legal options open.

Issued by the FW de Klerk Foundation
16 November 2018