South Africa’s Parliament is expected to conclude legislation allowing for the expropriation of land without compensation this year – that is, of course, barring any further delays to the process. Eyewitness News reports that the ad hoc committee tasked with formulating the legislation concluded public hearings in November 2020, which happened under tight COVID-19 restrictions in all nine provinces. When the amendment is eventually passed, it will make it legal for the state to expropriate land without paying for it. While the process has been beset by court cases, COVID-19, and extending public hearings, it is now time for SA’s Parliament to say what it needs to be introduced.