04 Sep 2014
by Aninka Claassens

Land claims could blow up in Zuma’s face*

Several traditional leaders recently announced their intention to lodge restitution claims to vast and overlapping swaths of land. They include the Zulu king, leaders of the Hlubi, Rharhabe and Thembu, and President Jacob Zuma’s nephew Simphiwe Zuma, on behalf of […]

01 Jul 2014
by Custom Contested

Existing claimants waiting to see if government will put money where its mouth is, as Zuma signs Restitution Bill

MEDIA STATEMENT by the Alliance for Rural Democracy Attention: Political and parliamentary journalists News producers and editors For immediate release On June 30, 2014, President Jacob Zuma signed the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill into law. From July 1, […]

17 Jun 2014
by Brendan Boyle

Settlement of land claims slumps ahead of reopening of claims process

As the government prepares to give a second chance to people whose land was taken from them under colonial and apartheid rule, the office responsible for land restitution has reported to parliament that the settlement of claims had slowed to […]

11 Jun 2014
by Boitumelo Matlala and Ramatsimele Francina Motjoadi

Keeping “complaints” out: The Limpopo Legislature hearing on the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill

The Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill (Restitution Bill) currently awaits the President’s signature before it can become law. This is after a committee in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) voted for it to be passed in its final […]