10 June 2021 - NW1760
Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
(a) What progress has she made in resolving the conflict amongst the Ndabeni Land claimants and (b) on what date is it envisaged that the claimants will be able to use and benefit from their land?
a) Independent Trustees were appointed by the Master of the High Court Cape Town in 2018 and letters of authority were issued for these Trustees to finalise the verification of members of the Ndabeni Community Trust in collaboration with the Office of the Regional Land Claims Commission: Western Cape. The Trustees are assisted by a committee of six representatives appointed from the community and regular meetings are held by the parties to resolve all the outstanding issues.
b) We are unable to confirm the date envisaged for the claimants to have full use and benefit of the land as yet because negotiations with the City of Cape Town, the Commission, the Department and representatives of the unlawful occupiers are still on going.