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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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Land Rights Amendment Bill must go back to Parliament*

THE Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill is on President Jacob Zuma’s desk — along with a letter asking him not to sign it. The bill, which would give people whose land was taken from them between 1913 and the end of apartheid a further five years to claim it back, was adopted by the National Council …

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Inefficiency of land restitution process leaves many gloomy*

  President Jacob Zuma put the spotlight on traditional leaders when he urged them to secure the services of lawyers for a reopened land restitution process. “I think those who are claiming should find good lawyers to help address this matter… you could put together your resources to look at this law, to look at …

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How the NCOP passed the Restitution Bill

On March 25th the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) voted for the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill (Restitution Bill) to be passed. When the Bill becomes an Act, it will reopen the period for people to lodge restitution claims until 2019. The bill was passed after five out of nine provinces voted for it …

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Traditional Courts Bill is dead!

MEDIA STATEMENT by the Alliance for Rural Democracy Attention: Political and parliamentary journalists News producers and editors For immediate release The Traditional Courts Bill (TCB) is dead. This follows years of opposition from civil society and is a massive victory for the thousands of people in rural parts of the country who spoke out against …

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