Ramaphosa will remain vague on land expropriation at Sona, expert predicts

Land researcher Professor Ruth Hall says it's unlikely that President Cyril Ramaphosa will provide any clarity on land exploration plans during his State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Thursday.

Prof Hall is a part of Ramaphosa's advisory panel on land reform and believes the land matter will remain unresolved until after the elections.

She says while Ramaphosa may reiterate the importance of land redistribution and highlight the ANC's shortcomings, he will not provide any further detail at Sona.

Both the Constitutional Amendment process on land reform and the Land Expropriation Bill before Parliament will not be resolved before voters take to the polls, she predicts.

Read: 5 types of land that could be taken without compensation in draft bill

We should expect that the President will address the land issue at Sona.

Ruth Hall, Associate professor - UWC's Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies   

He'll probably argue that there should be some kind of expropriation of land without compensation - but he'll probably keep that quite vague.

Ruth Hall, Associate professor - UWC's Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies   

My view is that the ANC is not going to declare itself on this until well after elections... I don't think we're going to see a lot of clarity before elections.

Ruth Hall, Associate professor - UWC's Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies   

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