03 January 2019 - NW2869
Mbabama, Ms TM to ask the MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM
With regard to her department’s use it or lose it policy and instances where beneficiaries lost occupation and/or use rights, what are the relevant details of (a) each affected farm, including in which municipality it is located, (b) the names and contact details of the previous farm owner and the beneficiaries, (c) the date on which the farm was given to beneficiaries, (d) the purpose the farm was used for, (e) the date on which occupation and/or use rights were removed from beneficiaries, (f) the reasons for the removal of rights, (g) the names of the persons who ultimately removed the rights from beneficiaries, (h) the instances where beneficiaries received the necessary post settlement support or not, (i) the reason why the full title was not transferred to beneficiaries and (j) the name of the person who currently uses the farm?
(a) The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform does not have a “use it or lose it” policy hence no beneficiary has lost occupation and use rights as a consequence of such a policy.
(b) - (j) Falls away.