20 August 2019 - NW119
Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
(1) What number of incomplete sale purchase agreements for land claims are currently on the books of the State; (2) in what number of land claims did sellers agree to sell land to the State, which the State did not offer to purchase (a) in each of the past five financial years and (b) since 1 April 2019; (3) what is the average turnaround time for the State within which to purchase land from willing sellers?
(2) (a) 85 (This figure refers to only 2018/19 financial year as the Commission had previously not categorised the capturing of offers according to land purchases and financial compensation.
(b) 32 from April 2019 to date.
(3) There is no average turn-around time since the process involves valuation (by OVG), and purchase price negotiations with land owners.