The previous Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has formally received a personal costs order from the Land Claims Court due to her failure to take appropriate action in addressing the issue of restitution in District Six. Acting judge president of the Land Claims Court, Yasmin Meer[…]
Forty land claimants are one step closer to claiming back their land in Rondebosch East, after more than ten years after submitting their claims. On Monday, Mayor Patricia De Lille handed over erf E43855 in Rondebosch East at a ceremonial handing over to claimants. The Rondebosch East claimants submitted their land[…]
The lobby group fighting to return evicted District Six residents back to the area has threatened court action if the restitution process is not adequately addressed. Despite years of continued discussion around land restitution, thousands of District Six claimants are yet to be remunerated and the building of homes[…]
The Davids family finally received their land in Lotus River as part of the City of Cape Town’s restitution process. It’s been fifty years since the Davids family was dispossessed of their land which was taken from the late Doud and Garaniesa Davids, under the apartheid regime. On Tuesday, the[…]
Settling all the outstanding land restitution claims lodged during the first land claims window period will cost an estimated R16.9 billion, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti said on Friday. In a written reply to a parliamentary question, he said not all outstanding claims had been researched to[…]
The signing into law of the Land Restitution and Amendment Bill by President Jacob Zuma has been hailed as a victory. This means that the restitution claims process will now be re-opened and offers claimants five years to lodge land claims. This development will now have a major impact on[…]
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