Preservation And Development Of Agricultural Land Bill

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Submissions are now closed (since 21 May 2023)

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

In line with Parliament’s core objective of facilitating public participation and involvement in legislative processes, the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development invites you to submit written comments and indicate interest in making an oral submission on the following legislation:

Preservation And Development Of Agricultural Land Bill [B8 – 2021]

The Preservation and Development of Agricultural Land Bill seeks to:
▪ provide that the Act applies to all agricultural land within the Republic;
▪ provide principles for the management of agricultural land;
▪ provide for agricultural land evaluation and classification;
▪ provide for the preparation, purpose and content of provincial agricultural sector plans;
▪ provide for the declaration of protected agricultural areas;
▪ provide for the general objectives of agro-ecosystem management, agro-ecosystem authorisations, the listing and delisting of activities or areas within agro-ecosystems and the identification of competent authorities;
▪ provide for the establishment of committees and the appointment of technical and other advisers to advise the Minister, MECs and competent authorities;
▪ provide for a performance assessment framework;
▪ provide for the establishment and management of the national agro-eco information system;
▪ provide for appeal procedures;
▪ provide for the appointment and functions of inspectors;
▪ provide for contravention directives and the investigation and gathering of data on property;
provide for the delegation of powers;
▪ enable the Minister to make regulations and determine norms and standards;
▪ provide for offences and penalties;
▪ provide for the amendment of the Subdivision of Agricultural Land Repeal Act, 1998 (Act No. 64 of 1998); and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Submissions can be emailed to Ms Albertina Kakaza or Ms Phumla Nyamza at [email protected] or online at by no later than Sunday, 21 May 2023.

Enquiries can be directed to Ms Albertina Kakaza on cell 083 709 8391 or Ms Phumla Nyamza on cell 083 709 8492

In addition to the written comments, please indicate your interest in making a verbal presentation

Issued by Nkosi ZMD Mandela; Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development.


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