Tag: Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill

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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Restitution Bill dead on arrival*

The Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill is awaiting President Jacob Zuma’s signature. But it is dead in the water, signed or not. The government has neither the money nor the human capacity to settle outstanding restitution claims, let alone the new ones the bill will elicit. People who made claims before 1998, or who …

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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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Empty promises to rural people*

The Land Restitution Bill approved by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on March 24 may raise a cheer from traditional leaders, but it is not the game-changer that President Jacob Zuma promised in his State of the Nation address last year. Zuma and his Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Gugile Nkwinti, punted …

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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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