Law firm criticises land numbers in budget

Publication Type:

Newspaper Article


Mail; Guardian


Mail & Guardian Online (2008)



Land reform, Land tenure, Legal Resources Centre


... 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...