20 April 2021 - NW345
Mbabama, Ms TM to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
What (a) total number of hectares of land is held in the name of traditional leaders for use by communities in the Eastern Cape, (b) is the name of the responsible traditional leader in each of the areas and (c) government support has been provided in each area since 1 January 2014?
a) About 3 501 621 hectares of land in the Eastern Cape are held by Government on behalf of traditional communities, whose boundaries are defined in various proclamations. The Eastern Cape proclamations however have not been recently mapped since the Provincial Government, with the assistance of the national Department of Traditional Affairs, is still verifying the accuracy and completeness of the proclamations in their possession. Once this process is completed, all the boundaries of traditional communities will be mapped in order to confirm existing information particularly with respect to the boundaries.
b) The names and locations of each of the traditional communities concerned are provided in the attached schedule.