03 October 2018 - NW2633
Carter, Ms D to ask the MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM
(1) Whether, with reference to the Government’s intention to expropriate portions of Akkerland game farm, in particular those portions known as Lukin and Salaita in the Makhado area of Limpopo, the Government can provide any assurance that the motive for the intended expropriation is for land reform purposes and not an alleged attempt to exploit its coal reserves; if not, what is the Government’s position in this regard; if so, what assurances can the Government provide in this regard; (2) who are the intended beneficiaries of the specified expropriation? NW2921E
1. The farms Lukin 643 MS and Salaita 188 MT are amongst the farms that were claimed by Mr. Nthambeleni Hendrick Musekwa, on behalf of the Musekwa Community, before 31 December 1998. This claim was gazetted in 2006, long before it was known that there are coal deposits on the land under claim, and before the Government declared the area a Special Economic Zone. The intention of the Department to expropriate the farms Lukin 643 MS and Salaita 188 MT is for land restoration purposes.
2. Musekwa community.