IRR calls for postponement of EWC public hearings in light of COVID-19 risk

6 March 2020 - The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) yesterday sent a letter to Dr Mathole Motshekga, chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Amending Section 25 of the Constitution, urgently requesting the postponement of all public hearings relating to the parliamentary process of expropriation without compensation (EWC) in view of the risk of such hearings promoting the spread of COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus.