Question NW2875 to the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

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19 October 2023 - NW2875

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether, with reference to the recent Manifesto review of a certain political party (details furnished) in which it is mentioned that the State has settled more than 83 000 land claims, she and/or her department provided the specified party with the figures; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) informed the figures, (b) number of land claims were lodged by the December 1998-deadline and (c) number of land claims have been settled to date?


a) The figures were derived from the land claims database which records that a total of 83 067 claims have been settled in terms of approved Sections 42D, 42E and 35 submissions in terms of the Restitution of Land Rights Act, 1994 (Act No. 22 of 1994).

b) About 80 000 claims lodged by 31 December 1998.

c) 83 067; the number of settled claims to date is higher than the number of claims lodged as a result of how claims were accounted for previously ie where rights in land per claim were counted as opposed to the individual claim form lodged per claim.



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