02 January 2019 - NW2898
Matiase, Mr NS to ask the MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM
(1) (a) What is the extent of land that is owned by each municipality, (b) what is the (i) location and (ii) size of the land and (c) how much of the specified land is (i) vacant and (ii) leased; (2) (a) to whom is the specified land leased and (b) for what amount in each case; (3) has private investment taken place on the land; if so, what is the (a)(i) nature and (ii) value of the investment, (b) length of the investment and (c) company that is investing?
(1)(a),(b)(i),(ii),(c)(i),(ii) Section 24 of the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act, 2013: Act No. 16 of 2013 (SPLUMA) provides for municipalities to develop Land Use Schemes (LUS) which is a planning tool used by municipalities to manage land use within their area of jurisdiction. Municipalities are also required to keep an evaluation roll which will have information on land ownership within the municipality. The Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) is responsible for the administration of SPLUMA, but the functions to which this question relates is assigned to municipalities who fall under the functional jurisdiction of the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs. The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform is not required to keep information on municipal land ownership in terms of SPLUMA and therefore does not do so.
(2)(a),(b) Falls away.
(3)(a),(i),(ii),(b),(c) Falls away.