27 October 2020 - NW1729
Mbabama, Ms TM to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
Whether her department has taken any steps to ensure that the Ingonyama Trust adheres to section 2(5) of the KwaZulu-Natal Ingonyama Trust Act, Act 3KZ of 1994, which prohibits it from leasing, encumbering, pledging, alienating and/or disposing of any land under its custodianship without the prior written consent of the traditional authority and/or community authority; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?
Yes, the Minister has taken steps to improve governance in the affairs of the Board. The Department is finalizing a Shareholder Compact with the Ingonyama Trust Board (ITB) to enhance accountability of the ITB to ensure compliance with the KwaZulu-Natal Ingonyama Trust Act, 1994 (Act No. 3 of 1994).