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Minister Didiza to hand over title deeds to the Qhubekani-Mnqobokazi and Makhasa land claim beneficiaries

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza (MP), will on Saturday, 14 March 2020, hand over title deeds to beneficiaries of the Qhubekani-Mnqobokazi and the Makhasa community trusts. The handover ceremony will take place in Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal. 

The title deed handovers follow a resolution by the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Land Reform on 21 February 2020, that title deeds should be handed over to land claim beneficiaries in cases where land had been released by the state.

The Qhubekani-Mnqobokazi and Makhasa land claims were respectively lodged on 28 September 1995 and 15 June 1998, with the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights, in the manner prescribed by Sections 11(1), and 2(1) of the Restitution of Land Rights Act, 1994 (Act 22 of 1994), as amended.

Majority of the land that was released to the two trusts are currently used as conservation land under the Isimangaliso World Heritage Site.

Members of the media are invited to attend the handover ceremony which will take place as follows:
Date:   14 March 2020
Time:   09h00
Venue: Isigodi sakwa Giba: Qhubekani-Mnqobokazi Community Hall, Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal

For media RSVPs and further information, kindly contact Mr Trevor Hattingh on 072 616 0076, email: 


Issued by the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Reform.

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