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ARTICLE: THE ORIGINS, INTENTIONS AND CONSEQUENCES OF THE EXPROPRIATION BILL

parliament interior sabcThere should be no doubt about origins, intentions and consequences of the Expropriation Bill that President Zuma is about to sign into law.

The Bill has its origins deep in the ANC’s National Democratic Revolution (NDR) which calls for “the elimination of apartheid property relations”. This, according to the ANC, will require “the redistribution of wealth and income to benefit society as a whole, especially the poor” – and in particular “the deracialisation of ownership and control of wealth, including land…”   In 2007 the ANC stated that “the central task in the current period is the eradication of the socio-economic legacy of apartheid; and this will remain so for many years to come.” 

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