Authors: Peter Leon, Jonathan Ripley-Evans and Dr Matthew Burnell

Following the South African Parliament’s decision to investigate expropriation of land without compensation, there has been a spike in land invasions across the country. Land owners and persons in control of land need to be vigilant and act quickly to protect their property interests. While there has been much commentary on the motion, there is still much which is unclear to the public about its meaning and ambit. To bring some clarity to the issues, we have prepared a series of briefings to provide practical steps that companies should consider.

LAND INVASION AND EVICTION (PART 1)

A BRIEF ANALYSIS OF THE MOTION ADOPTED BY PARLIAMENT (PART 2)

THE LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE ANC LAND REFORM SUMMIT OUTCOMES (PART 3)

EXPROPRIATION OF LAND WITHOUT COMPENSATION IN SOUTH AFRICA MAY BREACH INTERNATIONAL LAW (PART 4)

For more information, please contact Peter Leon, Matthew Burnell, Jonathan Ripley-Evans and Ernst Muller or your usual Herbert Smith Freehills contact.

Peter Leon
Peter Leon
Co-Chair of Africa Practice Group, Johannesburg
+27 10 500 2620

Matthew Burnell
Matthew Burnell
Director, Johannesburg
+27 10 500 2641

Jonathan Ripley-Evans
Jonathan Ripley-Evans
Director, Johannesburg
+27 10 500 2690
Ernst Muller
Ernst Muller
Associate, Johannesburg
+27 10 500 2628