On Thursday, 21 February 2019, SERI director of litigation, Nomzamo Zondo, participated as a panelist at the latest Juta Talking Points panel discussion entitled ‘Perspectives on Land Expropriation: Elevating the Debate’, held in Johannesburg.
Zondo was joined by Prof Elmien du Plessis, Ronald Lamola, Mzukisi Kota and Hajra Omarjee as the panel chair. In her talk, Zondo cautioned against the expropriation process being captured by the elite and politically connected. She argued that the process needs to be activated by the people on the ground who required access to the land – be they private individuals or communities. She further argued that the same process needed to be followed whether the disputed land was state owned or privately owned. ‘Power must revert to the people who need the land. It cannot be left to the state,’ she said.
Watch the full video here.
SERI would also like to express its gratitude to Juta for the donation of 26 legal books to the SERI library.