PARLIAMENT CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS ON EXPROPRIATION WITHOUT COMPENSATION
On Friday 13th April, Parliament called for written submissions by relevant stakeholders on the abovementioned issue.
The public notice can be accessed here: https://www.parliament.gov.za/press-releases/constitutional-review-committee-calls-written-submissions.
The closing date for written submissions and requests for oral presentation is Thursday, 31 May 2018. Enquiries and written submissions can be addressed to Ms Pat Jayiya, Committee Section, PO Box 15, Cape Town 8000, email firstname.lastname@example.org, tel (021) 403-3661, fax 086 465 0678, cell 081 441 0345. Hand delivered submissions can be submitted at W/S 091, 3rd Floor, 90 Plein Street, Cape Town.
Schindlers is planning to host a seminar on this issue, with the relevant stakeholders and various experts. At this time, it seems that the seminar will only take place in June, which is unfortunately beyond the date for submissions. However, details of the seminar will be made available to all of our clients and interested parties on this mailing list.
MASHABA AND COJ UNDERTAKE NOT TO REQUIRE PAYMENT OF DISPUTED RATES UNTIL OBJECTIONS FINALIZED
The above was reported in the popular media on Monday 16th April. A link to the article can be found here: https://www.moneyweb.co.za/news/south-africa/joburg-wont-demand-rates-on-disputed-valuations-mashaba/
COJ apparently undertook to make this concession to SAPOA, after SAPOA addressed this issue with COJ. A link to an article dealing with SAPOA’s submissions in relation to the issue can be found here: https://www.moneyweb.co.za/news/south-africa/property-rates-joburg-is-acting-unlawfully-says-sapoa/
Many thanks to SAPOA and other stakeholders who were involved, for their efforts in this regard. This will come in handy for many property owners who are presently being sued by COJ.