Offit Enterprises v Coega Development Corporation (9/09) [2010] ZASCA 1

15th February 2010

Expropriation - when for a public purpose or in the public interest - whether threat of constitutes unfair administrative action - whether issue of permit to operate Industrial Development Zone invalid - whether affects validity of potential expropriation - section 217(1) of Constitution - whether landowner can obtain order compelling authority to expropriate land.

On appeal from: South Eastern Cape Local Division of the High Court (Jansen J sitting as court of first instance):
The appeal is dismissed with costs, such costs to include the costs of two counsel.