Agri SA to challenge amendment of section 25 in court
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Agri SA says it will continue to pursue all credible avenues to protect the interests of farmers and farming communities, including challenging an amendment of section 25 in court.
Agri SA’s Annelize Crosby says Tuesday’s decision by parliament is not the final step in the process, and there is time and legal remedies remaining to halt an amendment.
According to Crosby, the protection of property rights is absolutely critical to investment, food security and sustainable agrarian reform.
She says it is neither desirable nor necessary to amend section 25 of the Constitution and Agri SA maintains that very negative consequences may follow any major change to section 25. This includes the negative impact on land values that in turn endangers production finance to commercial and emerging farmers.