The Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will on Friday, 18 May 2018 visit the Roka Lebea tribe of Ga-Seroka village near Jane Furse in the Sekhukhune district municipality. The minister will hand over a title deed for the land claimed through the restitution of land rights process
The Roka Lebea tribe occupied the land claimed since around 1800 to date. The tribe was never physically removed from the claimed property however, they have informal unregistered rights on the land due to Section 11 of the Native Trust and Land Act of 1936 which prohibited the ownership in title or purchase of land by Natives.
The claim has been processed under Section 3 of the Restriction of Land Rights Act of 1994.The main objective for the Roka Lebea tribe in lodging the claim was to acquire formal rights in the form of a title deed.
The Traditional leader, Kgoshigadi Seroka Tlakale Monica had lodged a land claim on behalf of the Roka Lebea tribe on 23 November 1998 with the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights which was since finalised.
Media are invited as follows
Date: 18 May 2018
Venue: Seroka Primary School, Ga Seroka Villaga near Jane Furse
Time: 10:30 am
Members of the media are invited to cover the commemoration and for RSVP and further information regarding the event kindly contact the following official:
Mr Avhashoni Magada: Communication Services
Tell: 015 230 5040
Issued by the : Department of Rural Development and Land Reform Enquiries: Ms Linda Page – Chief Director: Strategic Communication Tel: +27 12 312 8502| Cell: 083 4604 482/ 071 334 3479| Linda.Page@drdlr.gov.za I www.drdlr.gov.za