The month of April focuses on different aspects of expropriation law. The seminars on expropriation are a precursor to the discussion at the Chair’s Day seminar to be held on the 5th of May regarding the Constitutional Court’s Agri SA decision.
Experts in the field of expropriation recently visited the chair, including Prof JAMA Sluysmans (below), practising attorney and part time professor at the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, who is an expert in Dutch expropriation law.
Dr E du Plessis,(above) senior lecturer at the University of Johannesburg, discussed the issue of calculating the amount of compensation for expropriation in light of the Land Claims Court’s decision in the MalaMala Game Reserve case (Mhlanganisweni Community v Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform and Others (LCC 156/2009)  ZALCC 7 (19 April 2012)), and the recent Expropriation Bill.
Other aspects of expropriation to be presented by members of the Chair include direct and derivative constitutional property rights; the application of subsidiarity principles in property law adjudication and property theory.