This is a tricky matter. Making fundamental changes to any constitution has inherent risks and we do not have to look far to see how dire the consequences can be.

That said, during the Codesa negotiations the sunset clauses (as proposed by the late Mr Joe Slovo) was helped to reach compromise. The bargain that was struck did not meet with the approval of all the negotiating parties, but in the end it may well have paved the way for a bloodless transition to a free South Africa.

Are the sunset clauses still relevant? This is what we should debate. The UDM is of the view that an economic indaba, on the scale of Codesa, should be held where all interested parties and stakeholders can meet to discuss the challenge pertaining to land and property ownership.