IOL, 18 June 2008.
Civil society organisations have described the draft Expropriation Bill currently before Parliament as the greatest single threat yet to the national accord on which the new South Africa was founded.
The ad-hoc Committee for the Defence of Property Rights, which includes the FW de Klerk Foundation, Centre for Constitutional Rights, as well as Afriforum, notes that, "It is deeply rooted in the African National Congress’ national democratic revolution which has as one of its central goals the radical redistribution of property."
The committee has warned that the bill will have disastrous consequences, is unconstitutional, will seriously damage the economy, threaten South Africa's food security, damage race relations, and is unnecessary.
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