Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Mr Mcebisi Skwatsha is to hand over financial compensation for the Restitution of land rights to the Qelana Community outside Mthatha, Eastern Cape, on the 06 March 2017.
The community Land Claim comprises of families which were forcefully removed from the claimed property during 1957-1964, due to past racially discriminatory laws. The Qelana Community Land Claim is made up of 178 original individuals who were dispossessed and there are 2000 land restitution beneficiaries, who are direct descendants of this community that will benefit from the compensation. Hon. Deputy Minister Skwatsha will also brief other communities on the status of their claim.
The Commission on Restitution of Land Rights is committed in Reversing the Legacy of 1913 Natives Land Act and thus by restoring dignity of the communities we serve.
The Details of the Handover are as follows:
Venue: KwaTshemese Village- Komkhulu – Outside Mthatha
Date: Monday, 06 March 2017
Time : 10H00
RSVP's can be directed to Ms Sibusiso Mxabano, 078 9425 389 email Sibusiso.Mxabano@drdlr.gov.za