Tag: Land Claims

King Zwelithini’s land claim: what does the king want?*

With the window reopened for land claims, one of the biggest claims could be lodged on behalf of Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini. While the size of the claim has yet to be finalised in financial terms, it could run into billions of rands while the land likely to claimed includes urban and rural areas — …

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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, 2014 until 30 June, 2019, the platform is open for people to lodge new restitution …

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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 a trickle.

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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 mandate meeting on March 25. Limpopo is one of five provinces that voted in favour …

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Restitution Amendment Bill still in the NCOP

Recent news reports purport that the Restitution of Amendment Bill [B-2013] has been passed in parliament. These reports are misleading as this is not entirely the case.  The Restitution Amendment Bill was approved by the National Assembly on 25 February. But a few months ago the bill was retagged a section 76 bill following advice …

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