“What we are doing today may never bring District Six to where and what it was, particularly in its architecture, its livelihood, and its community, but we are hopeful that in what we do today, we are contributing to that process of rebuilding and healing the divisions of the past,” these were the words of the minister during the renaming of Keizersgracht Street back to Hanover Street.
The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR), through the Limpopo Regional Land Claims Commission (RLCC), will engage with land claimants from around the Waterberg District on Thursday, 10 October 2019.
The community engagement session, which will take place at the ABOO TAYOB Community Hall in Mokopane, aims to provide status updates on land claims.
In recent months, the commission held similar engagements with land claimants from around the Vhembe and Mopani districts. These engagements, which are also known as District-Based Proactive Stakeholder Engagements, are undertaken, not only to provide status updates on land claims, but also to entrench the footprint of the commission at community level. They present a perfect opportunity for landowners and organised lobby groups to state their prerogative on current land claims processes.
During the forthcoming engagement session, the RLCC will report key information on outstanding land claims and successes achieved to-date.
The commission fully understand that the claimants have a right to know the names and contact details of project officers who are handling their claims and information about the hierarchical structure of the commission, both at regional and national level.
In its quest to fast track the finalisation of outstanding claims, the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights has identified a need to improve communication with stakeholders from the land sector.
The unmediated engagement session will be open to all land claimants, i.e. those who lodged claims before 31 December 1998, and those who lodged claims between 2014 and 2016, and to affected landowners, organised lobby groups and local government officials.
The details of the session are as follows:
Date : Thursday, 10 October 2019
Venue : ABOO TAYOB Community Hall, Mokopane – Waterberg District, Limpopo
Time : 09H30
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Issued by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform.
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