The Portfolio Committee on Public Works has withdrawn it's Expropriation Bill, stating that the Bill may be reintroduced in Parliament at a future date.
It seems the African National Congress (ANC) is determined to press ahead with the expropriation of property without compensation. This raises a number of constitutional questions.
The overwhelming victims of expropriation without compensation, by large numbers, will be poor people who are mostly black citizens.
The high price of labour is the cause of mass unemployment in South Africa. The shocking truth is that labour law compliance costs form a substantial percentage of that price.