2. Accordingly, the CFCR endeavors to contribute positively to the promotion and protection of our constitutional democracy. This includes the achievement of real and substantive equality and equitable access to land and other resources, but with due regard for those rights concerning property and administrative action that is lawful, reasonable and procedurally fair, as provided for in the Constitution. 

3. As such, the CFCR welcomes the opportunity to make a concise submission to the Portfolio Committee on Public Works (the Committee) regarding the Expropriation Bill [B 4B-2015] (the Bill) in response to your call for submissions. In this regard, please find attached our submission for the Committee’s attention and consideration. 

4. It is not the purpose or intention of this submission to provide comprehensive legal analysis or technical assessment of the Bill, but rather to draw attention to key concerns in relation to the Bill – particularly in so far as it relates to the aforementioned constitutional values, rights and principles. 

5. We trust that our submission will be of assistance in guiding the Committee in its deliberations regarding the Bill.