THE government has tabled legislative amendments in Parliament, which it says are intended to provide greater security for tenants on farms and to clarify who has a right to stay on them.
The Extension of Security of Tenure Amendment Bill aims to address weaknesses in the act by tightening up the overly broad definition of “occupier”; to provide clarity over what constitutes “residence” on a farm; and to impose clear obligations on the provision of alternative accommodation for those who have been evicted.
Read more