INTRODUCTION Sections 20(2)(c)(i), 48, 63, and Chapter 5 of the Town Planning and Townships Ordinance 15 of 1986 (“the Ordinance”) deal with the levying and payment of engineering contribution figures. These are essentially amounts payable by a person who has applied for rights to change the use of a property, in order to facilitate the
By Chantelle Gladwin-Wood, Partner and Anja van Wijk, Senior Associate   Introduction This article is one in a series on expropriation and looks at some of the fundamental legal issues surrounding expropriation without compensation (“EWC”). This article examines the content and potential legal impact of the newly published Expropriation Bill.   What is the Expropriation
By Chantelle Gladwin-Wood, Partner and Anja van Wijk, Associate Introduction The threat of the apparent introduction of expropriation without compensation (“EWC”) into South African law is causing a lot of anxiety among many South Africans, particularly property owners. There are many controversial questions doing the rounds, some of which are (purposely) being sensationalized by the