Acting in accordance with section 73(2) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, the DA intends to introduce the Prevention of Illegal Eviction from Unlawful Occupation of Land Amendment Bill, 2022 in the National Assembly of Parliament.
An explanatory summary of the draft Bill was this week published in the Government Gazette in accordance with Rule 276(1)(c) of the Rules of the National Assembly.
The issue of orchestrated and illegal land grabs has become a crisis across South Africa, placing immense financial and logistical burdens on all major Metropolitan Municipalities and thousands of private land and property owners.
The unlawful occupation of land leads to severe dysfunctionality in cities, including obstruction of sewerage infrastructure, safety hazards due to illegal electricity connections, violations to planning and environmental legislation.
In order for South Africa to create inclusive and well managed cities, the endemic of illegal land invasions must be urgently addressed.
This private member’s bill tends to do exactly that.
Copies of the draft bill can be obtained here.
Interested parties and institutions are invited to submit written representations on the proposed content of the draft Bill to the Speaker of the National Assembly within 30 days of the publication of this notice. Representations can be delivered to the Speaker, New Assembly Building, Parliament Street, Cape Town; mailed to the Speaker at PO Box 15, Cape Town 8000; or e-mailed to email@example.com and copied to firstname.lastname@example.org.