The Land Vote 2019 Monopoly houses and hotels, Hand-woven archival ink-jet prints, soil 64.5 x 96.5 cm
Section 25 of the South African Constitution states that no one may be deprived of property. It is this clause that would need to change in order that land may be expropriated without compensation.
Section 74 of the South African Constitution outlines what is required to amend clauses in the Constitution. In parliament, it would require a two-thirds majority out of four hundred seats; 267 votes versus 133. The board game Monopoly was initially created with the intention of showing the negative aspects of concentrating land in private monopolies. Using Monopoly houses and hotels – as metaphors for these votes, I illustrate this majority in parliament. Smaller green houses represent smallholdings in favour of change, whereas the larger red hotels are big business preferring the status quo.