Law firm criticises land numbers in budget

Publication Type:

Newspaper Article

Authors:

Mail; Guardian

Source:

Mail & Guardian Online (2008)

URL:

http://www.mg.co.za/articlepage.aspx?area=/breaking_news/breaking_news__national/&articleid=332952

Keywords:

Land reform, Land tenure, Legal Resources Centre

Abstract:

... The Treasury announced that an extra R1-billion would be set aside over the next three years to settle the 5 083 outstanding land-restitution claims. ...The LRC said on Thursday that according to independent assessments, a mere 150 community claims (as opposed to claims by individuals) in which agricultural land was restored were settled between 1996 and mid-2005. It said there was no breakdown in the budget of how many of the 5 083 claims were community claims, the number of community members involved, or the extent and whereabouts of the land...