The fight for restitution in South Africa is all the poorer, after the sudden passing of Shahied Ajam, the chairperson of the District Six Working Committee. Ajam died of a heart attack on Saturday afternoon, as the age of 62. His death has shocked the local community, particularly beneficiaries, who[…]
Restitution beneficiaries are encouraged to take ownership of their socio-economic opportunities and citizenry in the new District Six Hundreds of restitution claimants were given a strong dose of optimism and ownership as they were briefed on the practical roadmap for their return to District Six by their public and City[…]
As the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, is expected to submit a conceptual plan to the Land Claims Court for the redevelopment of District Six today, Shahied Ajam of the District Six Working Committee has reminded claimants that the court will only approve the plan[…]
By Anees Teladia The District Six Working Committee (D6WC) gearing up for another court battle that seeks to speed up the restitution process for the many desperate and eager claimants awaiting their long-delayed return to District Six. Last week, the D6WC criticised the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform’s[…]
The District Six Working Committee has once again met with current and future land claimants ahead of a second-High Court appearance set to take place on the 26 February 2019. In 2018, the Cape Town High Court ruled that the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform should speed up[…]
The District Six Working Committee (D6WC) is determined to enter the second round of the restitution process with the aim of rectifying the mistakes of its predecessors, and bringing about “true restitution”. So says committee chairperson Shahied Ajam, while discussing the current situation of the restitution process in District Six.[…]
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