Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, will on
Friday, 23rd November 2018, presides over the handover of Titles Deeds to 30
claimant communities (Communal Property Associations) which have successfully
claimed their land back through the Land Restitution programme across all five
districts of the Limpopo Province. Bolivia Lodge which is situated in Polokwane
is the venue for the handover ceremony.
above the Title Deeds handover, the Minister will also handout financial
compensation to seven (7) individual families to the combined total of R25
million. Due to developments on the land previously occupied by these families,
land rights restoration isn’t possible hence the financial compensation.
recipients of the titles deeds and financial compensation are communities which
were abruptly uprooted from their productive lands by the Apartheid regime.
Besides restoration of dignity, the handing out of title deeds signifies total
empowerment of black people in terms of ownership of land in title and the
potential of unlocking economic opportunities.
of Rural Development and Land Reform has through its Commission on Restitution
of Land Rights programme continues to restore land back to black people for
agriculture, residential and wildlife farming and other diversified economic
enterprises and empowerment as part of its mandate.
restoration of these prime farms has not only brought about the reversal of the
atrocious and demeaning Natives Land Act 27 of 1913 but also the reversal of
the skewed land ownership patterns in Limpopo province and South Africa at
large whereby black communities have full title agricultural land, game farms
and mining land.
is invited to attend and the details of the handover ceremony are as follows;
Date : 23
Bolivia Lodge, Polokwane near Mall of the North
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