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22 May 2017 - NW1067

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Mbabama, Ms TM to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

(a) What number of applications has his department (i) received and/or (ii) processed in each (aa) province and/or (bb) district for the registration of Communal Property Associations and (b) in each case, (i) how many of the applications have been (aa) accepted or (bb) rejected and (ii) what are the reasons in this regard?

Reply:

(a) (i),(ii) The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform received and processed 47 applications for the registration of Communal Property Associations from the 2016-17 financial year to date.

(aa),(bb) Breakdown per province appears below:

  • Eastern Cape : 6 applications approved
  • Free State : 1 application approved
  • KwaZulu-Natal : 5 applications approved
  • Limpopo : 1 application approved
  • Mpumalanga : 15 applications approved
  • Northern Cape : 6 applications approved
  • North West : 9 applications approved
  • Western Cape : 4 applications approved

(b) (i) (aa) All 47 applications received were approved.

(bb) None. The Department is not rejecting CPA applications, but returns them for corrections if they are non-compliant with registration requirements prescribed by the Communal Property Associations Act, 1996 (Act No 28 of 1996).

(ii) Breakdown per province of non-compliant applications returned to the Provincial Offices for corrections and later approved appears below:

  • Eastern Cape : 4
  • KwaZulu-Natal : 3
  • Limpopo : 1
  • Mpumalanga : 2
  • North West : 4
  • Western Cape : 2

22 May 2017 - NW1068

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Mbabama, Ms TM to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

(a) How many hectares of land have been returned to (i) traditional councils and/or (ii) communal property associations since 27 April 1994 in each (aa) province and/or (bb) district and (b) what are the names of the specified (i) trusts and/or (ii) communal property associations?

Reply:

(i) (ii) see the link for reply: https://pmg.org.za/files/RNW1068Annexure-170522.docx

(aa) (bb) (b) (i) Attached as Annexure A

(ii) Attached as Annexure B

24 April 2017 - NW876

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Esau, Mr S to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Has he found that regulations and/or reference conveyance laws were transgressed when Farm 87 Portion 230 Driefontein was purchased by the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality in 2016 for a price of R 12,1 million; if so, what are the relevant details of all transgressions?

Reply:

In the registration of transfer of Portion 230 (portion of portion 1) of the Farm Driefontein to the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, there was no transgression of any regulation or conveyancing laws. The simultaneous registration of transfers in favour of successive purchasers is permissible in terms of section 96 of the Deeds Registries Act, 1937 (Act No. 47 of 1937). However, if the honourable member has information that he wishes to bring to my attention, he is kindly requested to contact my Office on 012 312 9300 or 021 4611301.

24 April 2017 - NW604

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Atkinson, Mr P to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

With reference to his reply to question 2367 on 25 November 2016, (a) what is the total number of boreholes that his department (i) drilled and/or installed, (ii) refurbished and/or (iii) equipped, (b) what were the total costs, (c) from which departmental (sub) programme was the expenditure funded, (d) to which companies were contracts related to the specified borehole activities awarded and (e) what is the location of the boreholes?

Reply:

(a)

(i) 113 boreholes were drilled

(ii) 1 borehole was refurbished (drilling was also required)

(iii) All 113 boreholes driled were equipped

(b) The total cost was R35,7 million

(c) The Animal and Veld Management Programme funded the boreholes under the Rural Infrastructure Development Branch

(d) (e) Please refer to the table below. The Hon. Member should please contact me if he has pertinent information not contained in this reply.

No.

(d) Province Name

(d) Local Municipality

(d) Name

(d) GPS Co-ordinates

(e) Company Name Awarded

1

Free State

Dihlabeng/Maluti a phofung

Bethlehem Camp 1

28°09'35.4"S

28°21'00.6"E

Independent Water

2

Free State

Dihlabeng/Maluti a phofung

Bethlehem Camp 2

28°11'28.8"S

28°21'09.5"E

Independent Water

3

Free State

Dihlabeng/Maluti a phofung

Gedachtenis

28°22'21.3"S

28°44'07.3"E

Independent Water

4

Free State

Dihlabeng/Maluti a phofung

Mahlake 305

28°22'21.3"S

28°44'07.3"E

Independent Water

5

Free State

Dihlabeng/Maluti a phofung

Mahlake 310

28°15'52.7"S

28°51'45.0"E

Independent Water

6

KZN

Umkhanyakude

Mcakwini 1

S28 14 06.6

E32 16 17.7

Robertson & Poole

7

KZN

Umkhanyakude

Ndombeni

S28 11 06.8

E32 15 01.7

Robertson & Poole

8

KZN

Umkhanyakude

Bethangwe

S28 10 11.7

E32 13 41.6

Robertson & Poole

9

KZN

Umkhanyakude

Mansiya

S28 02 42.8

E32 02 03.0

Robertson & Poole

10

KZN

Umkhanyakude

Manaba

S27 15 43.6

E032 28 26.6

Robertson & Poole

11

KZN

Umkhanyakude

Imanzibomvu (Mbazwana)

S27 33 52.6

E32 32 40.8

Robertson & Poole

12

KZN

Umkhanyakude

Kwageorge dip

S27 00 41.8

E32 47 33.5

Robertson & Poole

13

KZN

Umkhanyakude

Mabandleni dip

S27 09 30.4

E32 45 44.9

Robertson & Poole

14

KZN

Umkhanyakude

Mkhumbikazane

S27 31 00.3

E31 24 59.1

Robertson & Poole

15

KZN

Umkhanyakude

Thengane dip

S27 01 23.3

E32 40 13.6

Robertson & Poole

16

KZN

Umkhanyakude

Bomvini Dip

S27 06 22.2

E032 28 43.1

Robertson & Poole

17

KZN

Umkhanyakude

Genuka dip

S27 08 33.5

E32 18 08.0

Robertson & Poole

18

KZN

Umkhanyakude

Mfanela

S27 58 49.2

E31 58 03.6

Robertson & Poole

19

KZN

Umkhanyakude

Mthaleni

S27 45 51.4

E32 10 00.1

Robertson & Poole

20

KZN

Umkhanyakude

Mthaleni 2

S27 45 56.7

E32 09 51.9

Robertson & Poole

21

KZN

Umkhanyakude

Masakeni

S27 49 02.8

E32 22 45.9

Robertson & Poole

22

KZN

Umkhanyakude

Masakeni 2 (Giba)

S27 43 51

E32 28 35

Robertson & Poole

23

KZN

Umkhanyakude

Nqutshini

S27 56 55.5

E032 16 11.8

Robertson & Poole

24

KZN

Umkhanyakude

Nqutshini 2 (Esimphondweni)

S27 44 32.2

E32 28 30.6

Robertson & Poole

25

KZN

Zululand

Ntweni

S27 47 41.3

E31 53 04.3

Pollard Drilling

26

KZN

Zululand

Nkweme

S 27 51 35.0

E 31 53 48.1

Pollard Drilling

27

KZN

Zululand

Ndololwane

S 27 59 19.2

E 31 44 44.1

Pollard Drilling

28

KZN

Zululand

Emfemfeni

S 28 05 17.2

E 31 34 58.4

Pollard Drilling

29

KZN

Zululand

Dabhazi

S 28 08 51.1

E 31 44 52.3

Pollard Drilling

30

KZN

Zululand

Dabhazi

S 28 08 28.7

E 31 45 08.17

Pollard Drilling

31

KZN

Zululand

Dabhazi

S28 07 05.4

E31 44 54.1

Pollard Drilling

32

KZN

Zululand

KwaMphothi

S 28 18 43.2

E 31 19 43.0

Pollard Drilling

33

KZN

Zululand

Qanqathu Trust

S 28 24 47.1

E 31 13 33.7

Pollard Drilling

34

KZN

Uthungulu

Thelumoyaphansi

S28 49 31.9

E31 08 33.4

D- Construction

35

KZN

Uthungulu

Matina

S28 51 20.6

E31 05 48.1

D- Construction

36

KZN

Uthungulu

Matina

S28 51 36.0

E31 05 24.5

D- Construction

37

KZN

Uthungulu

Siyangokuya

S 28 31 10.1

E 31 42 38.4

D- Construction

38

KZN

Uthungulu

Mpongose

S 28 48 54.1

E 31 24 00.7

D- Construction

39

KZN

Uthungulu

Dubeni Dip tank

S28 41 29.5

E31 27 08

D- Construction

40

KZN

Uthungulu

Ntshiweni Dip Tank

S28 31 14.5

E31 42 16.0

D- Construction

41

KZN

Uthungulu

Patane (Gcobashe)

S28 28 39.8

E32 01 23.1

D- Construction

42

KZN

Uthungulu

Mfanisa

S28 32 22.6

E32 00 00.2

D- Construction

43

KZN

Uthungulu

Ntuthunga

S28 27 24.3

E31 55 40.8

D- Construction

44

KZN

Uthungulu

eDayini

S28 36 04.3

E32 00 19.7

D- Construction

45

KZN

Uthungulu

Sabhuza

S28 32 36.0

E31 54 23.0

D- Construction

46

KZN

Uthungulu

Sabhuza

S28 32 56.3

E31 54 53.4

D- Construction

47

KZN

Uthungulu

Gegethe

S 28 26 05.8

E 31 58 37.8

D- Construction

48

KZN

Amajuba

Inkululeko Yomphakathi

S 27 46 31

E 30 17 50

Pollard Drilling

49

KZN

Amajuba

Ndwakazane

S 27 48 32.9

E 30 21 58.4

Pollard Drilling

50

KZN

Amajuba

Vaalbank-Esidakeni

S 27 35 20.9

E 30 25 54.7

Pollard Drilling

51

KZN

Amajuba

Vaalbank-Esidakeni

S 27 35 20.9

E 30 25 54.7

Pollard Drilling

52

KZN

Amajuba

Slagveld

S 27 46 56.2

E 30 32 10.3

Pollard Drilling

53

KZN

Amajuba

AMAJUBA - OSIZWENI

S 27 45 25.7

E 30 11 58.7

Pollard Drilling

54

KZN

Amajuba

Jiyane

S 27 45 26.3

E 30 24 34

Pollard Drilling

55

KZN

Amajuba

Waaihoek

S 27 46 13

E 30 24 34

Pollard Drilling

56

KZN

Amajuba

Esikhaleni

S 27 42 34.3

E 30 21 26.5

Pollard Drilling

57

KZN

Amajuba

Reserve Farm

S 27 22 03

E 29 55 50

Pollard Drilling

58

KZN

Amajuba

Bloodriver -Nzimane

S 27 38 11.4

E 30 31 48.9

Pollard Drilling

59

KZN

Amajuba

Bloodriver -Nzimane

S 27 38 24.1

E 30 32 01.2

Pollard Drilling

60

KZN

Amajuba

AMAJUBA BUFFALO RIVER

S 27 47 05.0

E 30 12 41.5

Pollard Drilling

61

KZN

Amajuba

Steeling

S 27 34 3.6

E 30 10 51.8

Pollard Drilling

62

KZN

Amajuba

Malonjane

S 27 33 42.3

E 30 11 55.6

Pollard Drilling

63

KZN

Amajuba

GROOTHOEK

S 27⁰ 46' 22,3"

E 030⁰ 27' 03.0"

Pollard Drilling

64

KZN

Amajuba

MANCAMANE

S 27⁰ 47' 50,3"

E 030⁰ 26' 28.1"

Pollard Drilling

65

KZN

Amajuba

WAAIHOEK FARM 2 TRUST

S 27⁰ 48' 00,2"

E 030⁰ 19' 15,6"

Pollard Drilling

66

KZN

Amajuba

GROOTVLEI

S 27⁰ 48' 00,2"

E 030⁰ 19' 15,6"

Pollard Drilling

67

KZN

Amajuba

BEROUW

S 27 42 15.7.9

E 30 15 47.7

Pollard Drilling

68

KZN

Umzinyathi

Ward 9

S 28 52' 13.6"

E 030 18' 09.3"

Pollard Drilling

69

KZN

Umzinyathi

Ward 7

S 28 47' 50.6"

E 030 23' 45.0"

Pollard Drilling

70

KZN

Umzinyathi

Ward 7 Replacement

S 28 48 30.0

E 30 24 02.0

Pollard Drilling

71

KZN

Umzinyathi

Nquthu Ward 12 Jabuvu

S 28 14' 43.7"

E 030 32' 56.6"

Pollard Drilling

72

KZN

Umzinyathi

Jabavu - alternate

S 28 17 07.0

E 30 32 24.0

Pollard Drilling

73

KZN

Umzinyathi

Nquthu Ward 13 Hluleni

S 28 10' 58.3"

E 30 36' 57.5"

Pollard Drilling

74

KZN

Umzinyathi

HLAZAKAZI

S 28 17 07.0

E 30 32 24.0

Pollard Drilling

75

KZN

Uthukela

Emnambithi piggery

S 28 36'27.5

E 29 58'11.0

Pollard Drilling

76

KZN

Uthukela

Mdlatswele -Cornfields

S 28 51' 37.6"

E 029 51' 18.2"

Pollard Drilling

77

KZN

Uthukela

Mkholombe -Weenen

S 28 53' 37.2"

E 030 06' 52.0"

Pollard Drilling

78

KZN

Uthukela

Khanjana (Nhlambamsoka)

S 28 40' 45.1"

E 030 13' 58.2"

Pollard Drilling

79

KZN

Uthukela

Rosboom ( Goodhope)

S 28 40' 50.8"

E 029 42' 00.9"

Pollard Drilling

80

KZN

Uthukela

RIETKUIL FARM

S 28⁰ 36' 01.8"

E 029⁰ 43' 33,2"

Pollard Drilling

81

KZN

Uthukela

KLIP PORT FARM

S 28⁰ 38' 19.5"

E 029⁰ 41' 39.8"

Pollard Drilling

82

KZN

Uthukela

MANGQATENI

S 28⁰ 38' 37,5"

E 029⁰ 44' 02,4"

Pollard Drilling

83

Limpopo

Greater Giyani

Thomo

S 23° 15’ 41.60”

E 30° 49’ 41.67”

Makumu construction and projects

84

Limpopo

Thulamela

Tshifudi

S 22° 49’ 45.98”

E 30° 42’ 21.47”

MRP construction

85

Limpopo

Lephalale

Kgobagodimo

S 23° 15’ 30.00''

E 28° 03’ 14.00”

Striving Mind Trading 586

86

Mpumalanga

Thembisile Hani

Gemsbokfontein

25 18 46.72 S

28 40 59 E

GS Fencing and Construction

87

Mpumalanga

Bushbuckridge

Welverdiend A

24°34'41.86"S

31°21'36.40"E

Khathiden Civil Construction

88

Mpumalanga

Chief Albert Luthuli

Lekkerloop (section 2)

26° 1' 34.1292"S

30° 36' 28.335"E

Natani Investment

89

Mpumalanga

Thaba Cheu

Pilgrimrest

24⁰ 56' 0" S

30⁰ 43' 0" E

Ntjaitjai

90

Mpumalanga

Nkomazi

Strydomblok/Dludluma

25 28 50.18 S

31 31 03.30

OXIOR Civil Enterprises

91

Mpumalanga

Nkomazi

Goba

25 48 51.95 S

31 54 52.72

Gs Fencing

92

North West

Moses Kotane

DRIEFONTEIN FARM-MMEKWA

S 25' 7' 34'

E 27' 19' 34'

Khathiden Civil Construction

93

North West

Moses Kotane

DRIEFONTEIN FARM-MONAGENG

S 25' 7' 39'

E 27' 20' 10'

Khathiden Civil Construction

94

North West

Mahikeng

FARM LUCYDALE-STONE

S 25' 47' 55'

E 25' 44' 38'

Khathiden Civil Construction

95

North West

Mahikeng

FARM LUCYDALE-MATSHEKA

S 25' 47' 55'

E 25' 44' 38'

Khathiden Civil Construction

96

North West

Mahikeng

SUNNYSIDE-MOJIWA

S 25' 47' 14'

E 25' 39' 211'

Khathiden Civil Construction

97

North West

Moses Kotane

VLAKFONTEIN FARM

S 25' 04' 55'

E 27' 17' 02.2'

Khathiden Civil Construction

98

North West

Moses Kotane

Driefontein farm-Mabiletsa

S 25' 7' 43'

E 27' 26' 10'

Khathiden Civil Construction

99

North West

Moses Kotane

Driefontein farm- ntshabele PJ

S 25' 7' 30'

E 27' 26' 19.8'

Khathiden Civil Construction

100

North West

Moses Kotane

driefontein farm -Monageng

S 25' 7' 38'

E 27' 22' 10'

Khathiden Civil Construction

101

North West

Moses Kotane

Donkerhoek farm-Ramokgadi

S 25' 24' 57.7'

E 27' 22' 33.6'

Khathiden Civil Construction

102

North West

Moses Kotane

Driefontein farm-Pitse

S 25' 7' 39'

E 27' 20' 10'

Khathiden Civil Construction

103

North West

Moses Kotane

Driefontein farm-Lekgotla PN

S 25' 7' 39'

E 27' 20' 10'

Khathiden Civil Construction

104

North West

Moses Kotane

Donkerhoek farm- Maragel BJ

S 25' 24' 09'

E 27' 19' 20'

Khathiden Civil Construction

105

North West

Moses Kotane

Donkerhoek farm - Matlapeng

S 25' 24' 63'

E 27' 23' 33'

Khathiden Civil Construction

106

North West

Moses Kotane

Donkerhoek farm Moraka

S 25' 24' 54'

E 27' 25' 246'

Khathiden Civil Construction

107

North West

Moses Kotane

Donkerhoek farm- Maragele TM

S 25' 24' 57.7'

E 27' 22' 33.6'

Khathiden Civil Construction

108

North West

Moses Kotane

Driefontein farm-Molefe ES

S 25' 12' 49'

E 27' 29' 05.8'

Khathiden Civil Construction

109

North West

Moses Kotane

Driefontein farm-Ntshabele NS

S 25' 7' 46'

E 27' 23' 10'

Khathiden Civil Construction

110

North West

Rustenburg

Palmietfontein -Mokgatle

S 25' 12' 31,8'

E 27' 26' 29.4'

Khathiden Civil Construction

111

North West

Rustenburg

Potgieters fontein-Motlhabane

S 25' 27' 38,1'

E 27' 22' 06.3'

Khathiden Civil Construction

112

North West

Rustenburg

Palmietfontein -Rammutla

S 25' 15' 34,7'

E 27' 26' 23.8'

Khathiden Civil Construction

113

North West

Mafikeng/ Mahikeng

Lucydale farm

S 25' 47' 55'

E 25' 44' 38'

Khathiden Civil Construction

24 April 2017 - NW887

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Kruger, Mr HC to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

What is the status of the land transfer applications required for the Integrated Development Plan preparations in the Theewaterskloof Local Municipality for (a) Portion 1 of farm 292, (b) Portion 4 of farm Soopjesvlakte 301, (c) Portion 6 of farm 313 Hillside, (d) erf 4237 Slangpark, (e) Portion 11 of farm 295, (f) Lebanon, (g) Nuweberg, (h) erf 4233, (i) Remainder Portion of farm 95 and (j) Portion 6 of farm 287?

Reply:

(a) The property description ‘Portion 1 of farm 292 is an incomplete property description in that it lacks the necessary reference to an administrative district; this defect renders it not possible to identify the property concerned. In the absence of a complete property description, it is not possible to trace the status from the Deeds Office Tracking System.

(b) The property description ‘Portion 4 of farm Soopjesvlakte 301’ is an incomplete property description in that it lacks the necessary reference to an administrative district; this defect renders it not possible to identify the property concerned. In the absence of a complete property description, it is not possible to trace the status from the Deeds Office Tracking System.

(c) The property description Portion 6 of farm 313 Hillside’ is an incomplete property description in that it lacks the necessary reference to an administrative district; this defect renders it not possible to identify the property concerned. In the absence of a complete property description, it is not possible to trace the status from the Deeds Office Tracking System.

(d) There is no township called Slangpark that is registered in the deeds registry at Cape Town nor in the deeds registry at Kimberley and consequently erf 4237 Slangpark is non-existent in the registration system.

(e) The property description ‘Portion 11 of farm 295’ is an incomplete property description in that it lacks the necessary reference to an administrative district; this defect renders it not possible to identify the property concerned. In the absence of a complete property description, it is not possible to trace the status from the Deeds Office Tracking System.

(f) The property description Lebanon is an incomplete property description in that it lacks the necessary detail; this defect renders it not possible to identify the property concerned. In the absence of a complete property description, it is not possible to trace the status from the Deeds Office Tracking System.

(g) The property description Nuweberg is an incomplete property description in that it lacks the necessary detail that would facilitate identification of the property concerned; this defect renders it not possible to trace the status from the Deeds Office Tracking System.

(h) The property description erf 4233 is an incomplete property description in that it lacks the necessary reference to a township name that would facilitate identification of the property concerned; this defect renders it not possible to trace the status from the Deeds Office Tracking System.

(i) The property description Remainder Portion of farm 95 is an incomplete property description in that it lacks the necessary reference to an administrative district; this defect renders it not possible to identify the property concerned. In the absence of a complete property description, it is not possible to trace the status from the Deeds Office Tracking System.

(j) The property description Portion 6 of farm 287 is an incomplete property description in that it lacks the necessary reference to an administrative district; this defect renders it not possible to identify the property concerned. In the absence of a complete property description, it is not possible to trace the status from the Deeds Office Tracking System.

24 April 2017 - NW877

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Figlan, Mr AM to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

With regard to the transfer of Farm 87 Portion 230 Driefontein in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, what are the reasons that the specified land was transferred twice in one day, initially (i) from a certain company (name and details furnished) to a certain company (name and details furnished) and then (ii) from a certain company (name furnished) to the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (details furnished) for a value of R12,1 million and (b) who was/were the person(s) at the Deeds Office who processed the specified transfers; (2) (a) what are the names of the transferring attorneys in this regard and (b) which other state-owned land transactions have the specified attorneys been involved in?

Reply:

1. (i),(ii) Section 96 of the Deeds Registries Act, 1937 (Act No. 47 of 1937) recognises the execution of deeds by prospective owners. Thus, if A purchases land from B and A sells the same land to C before transfer is registered in A’s name, it is perfectly legal to register transfer from B to A and from A to C simultaneously. The reasons for the simultaneous registration of transfer in this instance can be proffered only by the parties concerned and not by the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform.

 (b) The Junior Examiner was T J Mashego and the Senior Examiner was P M Napo.

2. (a) The name of the transferring attorneys is Cliff Dekker Hofmeyer Incorporated.

  (b) The conveyancer in question has lodged several registered transfers/ transactions. However the Deeds Registries System (DRS) cannot provide how many of those are state owned land transactions.

10 April 2017 - NW465

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Whether his department procured any services from and/or made any payments to (a) Mr Mzwanele Manyi, (b) the Progressive Professionals Forum, (c) the Decolonisation Fund and/or (d) the Black Business Council; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what (i) services were procured, (ii) was the total cost, (iii) is the detailed breakdown of such costs, (iv) was the total amount paid, (v) was the purpose of the payments and (vi) is the detailed breakdown of such payments in each case?

Reply:

(a),(b),(c),(d) No, they were never awarded any business by the Department.

(i),(ii),(iii),(iv),(v),(vi) Falls away.

10 April 2017 - NW794

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Walters, Mr TC to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

With reference to the forensic investigation into tender number 5/2/2/1 RDLR-0052(2015/2016) relating to the acquisition and further procedures on the Nirwanda farm in De Doorns, (a) what were the terms of reference for the specified investigation, (b) who oversaw the investigation from his department, (c) who coordinated with the service provider, (d) to whom was the service provider supposed to report and (e) who, from his department, decided that the specified investigation should be conducted; (2) Were the terms of reference of the investigation ever changed; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. (a) The Terms of Reference of the investigation were as follows :

  • Establish whether the acquisition processes, various agreements and spending were done in accordance with the applicable legislative and policy requirements;
  • Determine the nature of the agreements entered into between the DRDLR and the Nirwanda PLAS Project and determine whether the DRDLR officials performed their duties in accordance with the agreements and prevailing legislative and policy requirements;
  • Establish whether the spending on the Nirwanda PLAS Project was in line with the DRDLR’s objectives and mandate, prevailing policy and legislative frameworks, as well as the concluded agreements, if any;
  • Establish whether the DRDLR spending was in line with industry standards and determine whether the DRDLR received value for money;
  • Determine the legal relationship the DRDLR has with the Nirwanda PLAS Project;
  • Determine whether the Nirwanda PLAS Project’s business practices, from the date of DRDLR’s acquisition were in line with industry standards, prevailing legislation pertaining to the relevant legal entities and the DRDLR, including, but not limited to, the Companies Act, and in the best interests of the DRDLR and the beneficiaries;
  • Verify and establish the current status of the Nirwanda PLAS Project, as well as the interests of the DRDLR and/or beneficiaries in the existing entities, if any;
  • Determine whether the appointment of the Strategic Partner(s)/Mentor(s) and management were done in accordance with the applicable legislative and policy requirements, and determine whether the Strategic Partner(s)/ Mentor(s) performed according to their agreement;
  • Determine whether the Strategic Partner(s)/Mentor(s), beneficiaries and/or Nirwanda PLAS Project received any other benefits, payments and/or grants from the DRDLR;
  • Establish whether the acquisition, agreements and spending of those benefits, payments and/or grants were in accordance with the applicable legislative and policy requirements;
  • Establish whether the Strategic Partner(s)/Mentor(s), beneficiaries and/or Nirwanda PLAS Project received any other benefits, payments and/or grants from other institutions, which impacted/influenced the beneficiaries and/or DRDLR and to establish whether the acquisition, agreements and spending of those benefits, payments and/or grants were in accordance with the applicable legislative requirements;
  • Establish whether the officials involved, executed their duties in terms of the prevailing legislation and policy requirements and whether they were involved in any irregularities or received any undue rewards or benefits;
  • Create the flow of money to determine for what, by/for whom, where, when and how it was disbursed/spent, from the point of transfer to the final payments;
  • Create the flow of produce to determine for what, by/for whom, where, when and how it was disbursed, from the point of receipt to the final payments;
  • Create a flow diagram of all the institutions/individuals involved, including shareholders and recipients;
  • Identify suspicious or questionable transactions and accounts and perform further analysis as agreed with the DRDLR and the SAPS/Hawks;
  • Perform a criminal forensic investigation for the SAPS/Hawks in terms of the SAPS/Hawks investigation Plan;
  • The Service Provider(s) must also investigate any other related problems and irregularities identified during the course of investigation, including, but not limited to, theft, fraud and corruption;
    • The investigation must cover the work performed at DRDLR, Government Institutions, Service Provider(s) and Sub-contractors involved, and relevant industry specialists must be consulted to provide value for money and cost estimation reports;
    • The period to be covered by the investigation must be from 2009 to date;
    • If there are indications that the allegations identified may result in disciplinary, criminal or civil action, this must immediately be reported to the Project Manager during the course of the investigation, in order to consider the necessary action;
    • The appointed Service Provider(s) must liaise with other Government Departments (including Provincial Government) and agencies (agencies involved in/with the combating, eradication and prevention of fraud and corruption) where necessary and with the DRDLR’s consent, institute the relevant and necessary actions; and
    • NB: The Service Provider(s) must perform investigations for the DRDLR, which must be finalised within four (4) months from the date of the receipt of the order and for the SAPS/Hawks which must be finalised within two (2) months from the date of the receipt of the order, six (6) months in total.

1 (b) Ms Karen De La Rouviere, the Chief Audit Executive and Head of Internal Audit initially oversaw the investigation and later handed over to Mr Eugene Southgate the Deputy Director General: Corporate Support Services.

1 (c) The two Acting Directors: Forensic Investigations, Mr N Nondzube and Ms K Govender, were the internal project managers coordinating the work of the appointed service provider.

1 (d) The service provider reported to the Director Forensic Investigations and the Deputy-Director General Corporate Support Services, Mr Eugene Southgate.

1(e) The Minister instructed the Department to conduct an investigation into the project.

2. No changes were made to the terms of reference.

10 April 2017 - NW793

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Walters, Mr TC to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

1. (a) On what date will the forensic report on tender number 5/2/2/1 RDLR-0052(2015/2016) relating to a forensic investigation into the acquisition and further procedures on the Nirwanda farm in De Doorns be released and (b) what were the recommendations of the report; (2) did the service provider have full access to all administration systems of his department with no limitations whatsoever; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) will the criminal phase of the investigation be conducted by the same service provider in collaboration with the Hawks as the case was already opened with the Hawks; (4) will fully fledged and comprehensive investigations be instituted into (a) certain farms in Beaufort West (details furnished), (b) SAFE and (c) BONO Farm Management on how they acquired farms as strategic partners without any public tender process in terms of the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (5) whether he has found that there was no political interference in the specified forensic investigation; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. (a) The Forensic Report on tender number 5/2/2/1 RDLR 0052 (2015/2016) was released on 10 October 2016

(b) In summary the Forensic report recommended the following:

(i) That a criminal investigation be conducted on the possible corruption between the current and former officials of the DRDLR and SAFE/BONO Farm Management

(ii) That disciplinary action be taken against an official from the DRDLR

(iii) That investigations be conducted on projects that BONO has been appointed as a strategic partner

(iv) That legal opinion be sought on how to regularise the Nirwanda PLAS Project and possible civil claims for recovery of funds due to DRDLR

2. The service provider was allowed full access to all administrations systems so far as they related to the Nirwanda PLAS project. That includes persal information of all officials involved, recapitalisation funding data on the Nirwanda PLAS Project, human resources information of the officials implicated etc

3. In terms of the TOR and the SLA provision was made for the service provider to assist the Hawks with the criminal investigation and any court or disciplinary processes that they may be required to assist the DRDLR

4. The DRDLR will conduct preliminary investigations into all the farms that SAFE/BONO was appointed as strategic partners. The DRDLR has so far identified 16 farm projects which include three in the question, that have been prioritized for preliminary investigation to ascertain whether there are grounds to conduct fully-fledged and comprehensive investigations

5. The DRDLR is not aware of any political interference in the specified forensic investigation.

10 April 2017 - NW934

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Majola, Mr TR to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Whether there is any position of (a) chief executive officer, (b) chief financial officer and/or (c) chief operating officer that is currently vacant in each entity reporting to him; if so, (i) how long has each specified position been vacant and (ii) what is the reason for each vacancy; (2) have the vacancies been advertised; if so, (a) were interviews done and (b) on what date will the vacancies be filled; (3) (a) what is the total number of persons who are currently employed in the specified positions in an acting capacity, (b) for what period has each person been acting in each position and (c) has any of the specified persons applied for the positions?

Reply:

1. (a) No, (b) No, (c) No (i)(ii). Falls away

2. (a)(b). Falls away.

3. (a)(b)(c). Falls away.

 

10 April 2017 - NW798

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

(1)(a) How many land claims have been submitted in the Namaqualand area (details furnished) in the Northern Cape in each of the past 10 financial years, (b) what is the name of each community that submitted a land claim, (c) for which area(s) was each claim lodged and (d) what is the current status of each specified claim; (2) whether any person submitted any of the claims on behalf of the communities; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (3) whether any land claims have been lodged by or on behalf of the Komaggas community; if so, (a) for which area specifically and (b) what is the current status of the claim?

Reply:

1. (a)

(b)

Name of Community Claim

(c)

Local Municipality

(d)

Status

(2)

Name of Claimant

1.DieSkool randvlei

2. NG Sendings Kerk

 

3.Ramkamp Community

 

4.Verenigende Gereformeerde Kerk

Hantam

( 164 Claims)

Lodgement

Lodgement

Lodgement

Lodgement

W.M Hendricks

P.J West

S. Balea

P.J West

1.Garies Community Claim

 

2.Soebatsfontein Community Claim

Kamiesberg (15 Claims)

Lodgement

Lodgement

D.R Maarman

P. Clasen

1.Grootmist Community Claim

 

2.Port Nolloth Community

 

3. Anglican Church People

4.Porth Nolloth Community Claim

Richtersveld (150 Claims)

Lodgement

Lodgement

Lodgement

Lodgement

E. Esas

M.B Mtetandaba

D.R Augustus

P.J Cloete

Individual Claimants

Karoo Hoogland

(27 Claims)

Lodgement

Skiffers Meikie;

Van Sitters Johannes Jacobus; Botes Klaas;

Riekert Willem Stephannus;

Haas Willem German;

Booisen Magrita Dorethea;

Rickett Irene Henrieta;

Malgas Rina Katriena;

Malan Cornelius Daniel;

Wilskut Anna;

Beukes Jacolean;

Goliath Katriena;

Keyser Martha;

Keyser Simon Frederik;

Van der Horst Katrina;

Tieties Lena Martha;

De Vos Jan;

Januarie Anna;

Van Wyk Hanna;

Matala Nicolaas Jacobus;

Floors Anna Magrieta;

Malgas Elias;

Haas Sonja ;

Hoorn Johannes;

Isaacs Martheunis Johannes;

Van Wyk Lena Levina;

Malgas Maria;

Severus Ragel;

Pofadder Community Claim

Khai Ma

(14 Claims)

Lodgement

J.P.I Joseph

Agge-oes Community Claim

NamaKhoi

(50 Claims)

Lodgement

B. Abraham

(3) No.

 

10 April 2017 - NW701

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Hill-Lewis, Mr GG to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Did (a) his department or (b) any entity reporting to him participate in the Dialogue with the President: Unpacking of the SONA 2017 on Radical Economic Transformation Implementation event hosted at the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga, Durban, on 25 February 2017; if so, what amount was spent in each case; (2) did (a) his department or (b) any entity reporting to him participate in the auction of the (i) souvenirs or (ii) personal belongings of the President of the Republic, Mr Jacob G Zuma; if so, (aa) which items were purchased and (bb) at what cost, in each case?

Reply:

1. (a)(b) No;

2. (a)(b) No

     (i)(ii)(aa)(bb) Falls away.

10 April 2017 - NW642

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Robertson, Mr K to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

(a) Who are the (i) beneficiaries and (ii) board of trustees of the Somhlolo Trust in Lothair, Mpumalanga, (b) were all beneficiaries verified before the finalisation of the claim and (c) on what date was the last meeting held by the board of trustees to discuss pertinent issues; (2) are there any business concerns functioning on the specified property; if so, (a) who are they and (b) what share of income do they contribute back to beneficiaries; (3) what is/are the (a) name(s) of the company(ies) and (b) contributable share(s) toward the beneficiaries of the specified trust; (4) (a) who is/are the chief(s) who occupy the Somhlolo Trust land and (b) do they sit on the board of trustees?

Reply:

1. (a) (i) Somhlolo Trust consists of 142 Originally Dispossessed Individuals and 1237 Total number of beneficiaries;

(ii) The Trustees are: Professional Trustees: Kenneth Mokoena (Attorney), Stefaan Sithole (Chartered Accountant), Ordinary Trustees: Fana Enock Nkosi, Qondeni Joseph Mathebula and Sonnyboy Mgazi Maseko. (Tete Elijah Nkosi and Dumisane Robert Mkomo are deceased).

  (b) The beneficiaries were verified before the finalization of the claim but the verification report was subsequently disputed. The Commission on Restitution of Land Rights together with the Trustees are currently in a process of verifying the beneficiaries again. The University of Pretoria has been engaged to undertake the process.

  (c) The last meeting of the Trustees was held on the 16th of November 2016.

2. (a)(b) There are no business concerns.

3. (a)(b) The Trustees have registered a Company called Zololor (Pty) Ltd which is fully owned by the Trust.

4. (a)(b) No Chief occupies Somhlolo Trust land .

16 March 2017 - NW369

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Stander, Ms T to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and (d) date on which each vehicle was purchased for use by (i) him and (ii) his deputies (aa) in the (aaa) 2014-2015 and (bbb) 2015-16 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2016?

Reply:

 

Financial year

a) Make

b) Model

c) Price

d) Date

(i) Minister

Nkwinti

(aa)(aaa) 2014

Audi

Q7 3.0 TDI

Quattro

R731 548.34

19/02/2015

 

(aa)(bbb) 2015

None

Falls away

Falls away

Falls away

 

(bb) 2016

Audi

Q7 3.0TDI Quattro

R1 039 872.66

19/01/2017

(ii) Deputy Minister Mashego Dlamini

(aa)(aaa) 2014

Mercedes

ML350 BLUETEC

R898 155.41

10/03/2015

 

(aa)(bbb) 2015

Mercedes

ML350 BLUETEC

R898 155.41

23/06/2015

 

(bb) 2016

None

Falls away

Falls away

Falls away

Deputy Minister Skwatsha

(aa)(aaa) 2014

Mercedes

ML350 BLUETEC

R999 864.41

25/03/2015

 

(aa)(bbb) 2015

Mercedes

ML350 BLUETEC

R937 755.42

23/06/2015

 

(bb) 2016

None

Falls away

Falls away

Falls away

14 March 2017 - NW210

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Mbabama, Ms TM to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

(1)(a) How many hectares has his department (i)(aa) purchased under the One Hectare One Household programme and (bb) at what cost, (ii) allocated to beneficiaries and/or farmers and (b) how many beneficiaries and/or farmers received farms; (2) what budget has been allocated to the specified programme since its inception in each year in the Medium-term Expenditure Framework period; (3) how many farmers are currently involved in the specified programme since its inception on 30 October 2015; (4) what are the names of the farms that were transferred to farmers in each (a) province and (b) district by the specified programme in each year since its inception?

Reply:

 

1. (a) (i)(aa) None, since this is a land development programme targeting State

owned farms, PLAS farms and Communal land.

(bb) Falls Away

(ii) 689 hectares have been allocated to beneficiaries from Gorah (14), Krugerpost (221), Mantusini (373), Westwood (18), Kwa-Mashabalane (41) and Libhaba CPA (22)

(b) 689 Beneficiaries have received Gorah (14), Krugerpost (221), Mantusini (373), Westwood (18), Kwa-Mashabalane (41) and Libhaba CPA (22)

2. The budget allocation over the MTEF is as follows:

Year

2016/2017

2017/2018

2018/2019

2019/2020

TOTAL

Budget Allocation

R 100 000 000

R 247 808 000

R 619 497 000

R 698 973 000

R 1 566 278 000

 

3. There are 689 beneficiaries currently involved in a programme

4. (a) and (b)

Province

District

Farm Name

Year

Eastern Cape

OR Tambo

Mantusini

July 2016

Eastern Cape

Sarah Baartsman

Gorah

July 2015

Eastern Cape

Sarah Baartsman

Krugerspost

August 2016

KwaZulu Natal

Umgungundlovu

Westwood

July 2016

Mpumalanga

Mkhondo

Kwa-Mashabalane

March 2016

Mpumalanga

Mkhondo

Libhaba CPA

March 2016

13 March 2017 - NW18

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Rural Development and LandReform

Whether any state-owned land was transferred to the Amathombeni Traditional Authority in the Thembisile Hani Local Municipality in Mpumalanga; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

 

No; The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform and the Commission on Restitution and Land Rights have no record of any land transferred to the said Authority.

10 March 2017 - NW242

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Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

In light of recent revelations about his alleged corrupt involvement in pressuring his departmental officials to hand over the Bekendvlei Farm in Limpopo which was bought for R97 million, to certain persons (names and details furnished), (a) does he intend to resign in order to allow for investigation into this matter to go ahead without his interference and (b) has he done an audit of all farms handed over through the Proactive Land Acquisition Strategy and Recapitalisation and Development Programme to verify that there was no corruption in the manner in which the specified farms were handed over?

Reply:

 

  1. No, I do not intend to resign. I have referred the matter to the Office of the Public Protector for investigation as the complainant. I have also requested that a lifestyle audit be conducted on me, from 1994 when I became a public representative as Speaker of the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature (1994 – 1999); as MEC: Housing, Local Government and Traditional Affairs (1999 – 2004); as MEC: Agriculture (2004 to 2009); and, as Minister for Rural Development and Land Reform (2009 to date).
  2. Yes. In the 2011/12 financial year, I requested the President to issue a Proclamation (R23 of 2012) to authorise the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate allegations of theft, fraud, corruption and maladministration in relation to the Land Reform Programme of the Department. These investigations are currently ongoing. As a result of these investigations, several farms have been seized by the Asset Forfeiture Unit; and,29 (1 Eastern Cape, 2 Free State and 26 KwaZulu Natal) of these were handed back to the Department during November 2016. Some of these matters are currently before the Courts.

As a result of the magnitude of the allegations of maladministration, financial mismanagement and/or fraud and corruption in certain PLAS and Recap farms, the then head of the SIU, Advocate Soni, requested the Department to conduct scoping exercises with a view to narrowing down forensic and related investigations for effective results. I,then, initiated several internal scoping and external forensic investigations, including Bekendvlei, into alleged irregularities in relation to the PLAS and Recap Farms. The Department is currently implementing the recommendations of the completed reports, in this regard.

10 March 2017 - NW277

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Robertson, Mr K to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Whether, with reference to his replies to questions 1727 and 1728 on 9 September 2016, there were any outstanding land claims for Mala Mala at the time that payments were made and land handed over to the specified beneficiaries; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the full relevant details; (2) whether any of the beneficiaries were not verified at the time that payments were made and land handed over to the beneficiaries; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, who are they collectively; (3) what is the detailed reason for the upwards valuation per hectare of the purchase price in the Mala Mala claim?

Reply:

1.   With reference to question 1727, the paymentmade was for Kruger National Park not for Malamala.

With reference to question 1728, the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights (CRLR) received 24 land claims lodged by individuals/ communities against the properties belonging toSabie Sand Game Resrve. Malamala Game Reserve is within Sabie Sand Game Reserve.

The claimants have lodged claims in the area against 21 properties, consisting of 63 portions, measuring 65 000 hectares. The CRLR has by now managed to partially restore 6 properties, consisting of 9 portions, measuring 13 184 hectares, which properties used to belong to MalaMala Game Reserve.

2.  In terms of the Restitution process, verification which entails compiling a list of originally dispossessed individuals and their households,was completed before the approval and handover. A Communal Property Association was set up and is called Nwandlamhari Communal Property Association.

3.   The agreed (average market related) price per hectare was done after an extensive analysis of comparable sales by three valuation experts who were representing all the three parties involved in the court case; namely, the Minister through the Commission, Landowners and Claimants.

The court had also concluded that the compensation which the State will have to pay in the event of expropriation will be at least a ballpark figure of R791, 289, 492 in respect of the land and the improvement thereon. This amount did not include any amount for actual financial loss which the the landowners were likely to claim, and if considered, the eventual compensation would be in excess of R1 billion rand.

The upwards valuation per hectare of the purchase price in the MalaMala land claim was justified taking into account that valuation was first commissioned in 2007, and settlement only happened during 2012/2013 financial year. The final offer was also guided by the provisions of Section 25 of the Constitution.

 

09 March 2017 - NW276

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Robertson, Mr K to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

(a) What is the detailed breakdown of each step followed in the processing of a land claim, from when a land claim is lodged up to the finalisation of the claim when the property is handed over or a payment is made to the beneficiary, (b) what are the minimum requirements that have to be met so that a land claim can be considered valid and (c) why are claims that do not meet the specified minimum requirements thrown out?

Reply:

1.  Processes of the Commission

The restitution process is carried out in 6 steps or phases as follows:

2.  Lodgement and Registration of a claim

The lodgment of land claims is the first step in the restitution process. The Commission is required to assist the claimants in the lodgement of the claims. The current deadline to lodge claims is 31 December 1998.

On 27 March 2014 the National Council of Provinces passed the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill.

A claim may be lodged by (1) a person that was dispossessed, (2) the direct descendants of the person (where such person is deceased), (3) an estate, or (4) a community.

The qualification criteria for claims are that a person, direct descendant of a person, estate, or community must have:

  1. Been dispossessed;
  2. Of a right in land;
  3. After 19 June 1913;
  4. As a result of past racially discriminatory laws or practices;
  5. Has lodged a claim before the cut-off date for lodgement of claims;
  6. Was not, at the time of dispossession, paid compensation or any other consideration that is just and equitable (as determined in terms of section 25 (3) of the Constitution.
  7. Screening and Categorisation

Once a claim is lodged it is screened to determine whether all the information required to lodge a claim was submitted, the type of the claim, the location of the claimed land, etc.

3.  Research / Investigation

In terms of the current Rules Regulating Procedure in the Commission, research takes place in two phases.

The first phase involves a determination of whether a claim is not excluded by the requirements of restitution. Where a claim is not excluded, it is accepted for further investigation and details of the claim are published in the Government Gazette. Where a claim is excluded, the Commission may reject that claim if it is frivolous and vexatious. Claims that are frivolous or vexatious are claims that do not have substance, or which are patently bogus.

The second phase involves a more thorough research that determines whether the claim meets the requirements for restitution. Claims that meet the requirements will proceed to the next stage. Where it is discovered at this stage that the claim does not meet the requirements, the claim will be de-gazetted (i.e. the publication of the details of the claims will be withdrawn).

4.  Negotiations

All parties to a claim (including current owner of claimed land, claimant and other right holder on the claimed land) are convened and discussions held about how a claim will be settled. This will involve provision of all information to the affected parties; and the claimant being required to indicate the form of restitution (i.e. restoration of land, alternative land, or financial compensation, or a combination of the above). Where the claimant choses financial compensation, the current owner of the claimed land ceases to become an interested party. Where the claimant has opted for the restoration of the land discussions will be held for the acquisition of the land by the State (on the basis of a valuation).

5.  Settlement or Referral to Court

Where no agreement can be reached on settlement the claim is referred to the Land Claims Court. If there is an agreement, the settlement is referred to the Minister.

6.  Implementation

If an award is made by the Minister (on the basis of the agreement that was reached) or Court (through an order) the award or order is implemented by the acquisition of the land and its transfer to the claimant or payment of financial compensation where the award is for payment of financial compensation. Development assistance is provided where land is awarded.

  1. The qualification criteria for claims are that a person, direct descendant of a person, estate, or community must have:
  • Been dispossessed;
  • Of a right in land;
  • After 19 June 1913;
  • As a result of past racially discriminatory laws or practices;
  • Has lodged a claim before the cut-off date for lodgement of claims;

Was not, at the time of dispossession, paid compensation or any other consideration that is just and equitable (as determined in terms of section 25 (3) of the Constitution.

7.  The claim is become invalid if those not meet the requirement of the restitution act.Where a claim is excluded, the Commission may reject that claim if it is frivolous and vexatious. Claims that are frivolous or vexatious are claims that do not have substance, or which are patently bogus.

06 January 2017 - NW2576

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Mulaudzi, Adv TE to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

(a) How many small and medium farms are not being utilised in the Vhembe region and (b) for what period has any of these farms not been utilised?

Reply:

(a) There are no such farms, except for a portion within a leased farm whereby the farmer removed his livestock, due to drought; and, had not yet returned them when this response was drafted.

(b) Falls away.

09 December 2016 - NW2133

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

With reference to Project DC23/KZ232/321, who is currently residing in the houses on the farms commonly referred to as the Charnaud Farms in the Emnambithi-Ladysmith Local Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal; (2) have any members of the (a) Sewpersad, (b) Armmarchand, (c) Roshen and/or (d) Nersha families benefitted in any way from the specified project; if so, what are the relevant details in each case with regard to benefits in (i) kind and/or (ii) cash; (3) what (a) has been the total cost of the specified project to his department and (b) is the detailed breakdown of the specified cost?

Reply:

(1) Currently there are two families of Labor Tenants that are using the farm houses namely, Mtshali and Mabaso)

(2)(a),(b),(c) Since the farm was returned to the state no members of the Sewpersad, Armmarchand, Roshen and/or Nersha families have benefited in any way.Prior to the farm being forfeited to the state, it was occupied by the Sewpersad, Armmarchand, Roshen and Nersha families. They benefited to the extent of occupation only. The Department is not aware of any financial benefits from operating the farm and does not have access to their financial statements.

(i), (ii) Falls away.

(3) (a) Total cost to the Department was R36 999 732.82

(b) - Purchase price for Land – R27 244 556.00

- Total Livestock costs- R 6 136 400.00

- Agricultural implements- R 574 500.00

- Developmental costs- R 2 500 000.00

- Conveyancing costs - R 100 451.00

- AFU costs- R 443 825.82

09 December 2016 - NW2571

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

To whom does the land in Ward 30 Ten Rooms informal settlement in Madibeng Local Municipality belong; (2) has his department engaged the landowners to make the land available as public land so that the specified municipality can provide services?

Reply:

1. The Land in Ward 30 Ten Rooms informal settlement situated on P52 and P88 of the farm Rietfontein 485JQ, jurisdiction Madibeng Local Municipality, belongs to the Department of Public Works (DPW).

2. No. The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform does not deal with land administered by the Department of Public Works, nor was it approached for assistance in this matter.

09 December 2016 - NW2132

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Whether, with reference to Project DC23/KZ232/321, any (a) staff members of his department’s Ladysmith office in KwaZulu-Natal and/or (b) senior members of his department faced any disciplinary processes for allegedly entering into fraudulent land deals which relate to land commonly referred to as the Charnaud Farms in the Emnambithi-Ladysmith Local Municipality were suspended; if not, in each case, why not; if so, (i) for how long was each of the specified persons suspended and (ii) what is the total amount of remuneration that each of the specified persons received while on suspension; (2) whether any legal practitioners were implicated in any way in the alleged fraudulent transfer of assets; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (3) (a) what is/are the name(s) of the current legal owners of the specified farms, (b) what happened to the movable assets of the specified farms, including livestock, farm equipment and household furniture and appliances during the alleged fraudulent land deals and (c) who is in control of the specified movable assets; (4) whether all of the specified movable assets that were originally purchased are accounted for; if not, why not; if so, where can the specified movable assets be inspected; (5) whether any revenue from the sale of the specified movable assets has been received; if not, why not; if so, to whom has the specified income been paid?

Reply:

1. (a) Yes. Two staff members were suspended.

         (i) One staff member was suspended for 29 months and the other for 33 months.

         (ii) Cost of remuneration was R1 342 291.59 and R1 026 838.97 respectively.

(b) No, since none were implicated.

2. The matter of legal practitioners who could be implicated was referred to the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) and HAWKS for further investigation.

3. (a) The Department is the current legal owner of the farms.

(b) Some of the cattle have been sold in order to keep operations going on the farm (purchase of cattle feed, licks, vaccine, fixing of tractor, maintenance of fences, paying wages and burning of firebreaks). Apart from the cattle, movable assets such as farm equipment, household furniture and appliances were accounted for and the assets are still on the farm except for one vehicle that was taken for repairs by the previous caretaker and has not been returned to the farm.

(c) Currently, there are two families of labour tenants occupying the farm houses, namely Mtshali and Mabaso families, who are also in control of the movable assets.

4. Yes, on 27 May 2013, when the farm was handed over from the curator to the Department, all movable assets were accounted for and are still on the farm except for one vehicle that was taken for repairs by the previous caretaker and has not been returned to the farm. The latest inspection was done on 24 August 2016 and all assets were accounted for. The Department will institute legal action against the caretaker for the vehicle since negotiations for the return of the vehicle have failed. The assets are available for inspection on the farm.

5. No movable assets were sold except for cattle to continue operations on the farm. The amount received was R443 825.82 paid over to the curator.

05 December 2016 - NW2597

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Robertson, Mr K to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Notwithstanding his reply to question 4038 on 3 December 2015, (a) what were the specifics of the tender that was awarded to a certain company (name furnished) in respect of its involvement in the agro-processing project of a certain co-operative (name and details furnished) and (b) who drafted the specifics of the specified tender; (2) whether the specified company provided any required research with regard to the awarding of the tender; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether any of the tender specifics were altered in any way; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) whether the awarding of the specified tender was approved by the local beneficiaries; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (5) whether his department approved the awarding of the specified tender; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) (a)The company referred to in the question was never appointed by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, but was sub-contracted to a company called Adamophix which was contracted to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to develop a business plan for an Agro-Processing project of the Umsinga Vegetable Production Cooperative.

  (b) Falls away.

(2),(3),(4)(5) Falls away.

05 December 2016 - NW2564

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

Whether his department has undertaken an audit of land reform projects in order to understand the challenges faced by the specified projects; if so, (a) how many of the projects have failed and (b) what steps has he taken to ensure that all land reform farms are productive?

Reply:

No.

(a) Falls away.

 (b) In 2009, the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) took a decision to conceptualise and implement the Recapitalization and Development Programme (RADP) as an all-encompassing and concerted effort to ensure productivity and food security. The programme provides comprehensive support to farmers which include:

  • infrastructure development;
  • acquisition of production inputs;
  • machinery and implements; and
  • introduction of strategic partners to ensure that farmers are linked to markets and skills transfer.

RADP targets restitution and redistribution projects acquired since 1994.

05 December 2016 - NW2598

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Robertson, Mr K to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Whether, with reference to his reply to question 4039 on 3 December 2015, his department budgeted for the tender with a certain company (name furnished) in respect of its involvement in the agro-processing project of the Umsinga Vegetables Producers Co-operative at Tugela Ferry in KwaZulu-Natal; if not, why not; if so, (a) by what date was the budgeting process completed, (b) what is the total amount that was budgeted by his department to compensate the specified company and (c) what is the total amount that was eventually paid out to the company; (2) whether any consulting was done by the company; if so, what was the consulting fee; (3) what are the specific details of the (a) services that the company provided in terms of the specified budget and (b) terms of construction to be done by the company; (4) whether any designing was done by the company; if so, was the company compensated in this regard; (5) Whether the company was paid for all the services that were provided as per the approved budget; if not, what are the relevant reasons for such non-payment; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) After reading questions NA 2598 and NA 2599, having answered NA 2597, 2016, on the same matter, the Minister ordered an investigation into the matter (see Ministerial note below). As soon as he receives the report the Minister will respond to the said questions.

MINISTERIAL NOTE: I need a full investigation on this matter. It cannot be that a Member of Parliament (MP) would ask three separate questions on the same matter, without there being a good reason for it.

05 December 2016 - NW2599

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Robertson, Mr K to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

With reference to his reply to question 4040 on 3 December 2015, (a) who is currently the strategic partner for the Umsinga Vegetables Producers Co-operative at Tugela Ferry in KwaZulu-Natal and (b) what (i) are the details of the process that was followed by his department to appoint the current strategic partner and (ii) amount of money has been paid over to the specified strategic partner to date; (2) whether this amount which was paid over to the current strategic partner was budgeted for; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether the project is currently operational; if not, (a) why not and (b) what is the state of completion of the current project as per the original tender specifications; if so, when did it become operational; (4) what was the (a) actual cost of the construction of the ablution block in the project and (b) original quote as per the original tender?

Reply:

(1) After reading questions NA 2598 and NA 2599, having answered NA 2597, 2016, on the same matter, the Minister ordered an investigation into the matter (see Ministerial note below). As soon as he receives the report the Minister will respond to the said questions.

MINISTERIAL NOTE: I need a full investigation on this matter. It cannot be that a Member of Parliament (MP) would ask three separate questions on the same matter, without there being a good reason for it.

11 November 2016 - NW2308

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Whether any (a) internal and/or (b) external forensic reports pertaining to (i) his department and/or (ii) each entity reporting to him were completed from 1 January 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what is the (aa) name, (bb) subject matter and (cc) date of conclusion of each of the specified forensic reports?

Reply:

Whether any forensic reports for the period 1 JAN 2009 to 31 OCT 2016

(a) (i) Department: Internal Forensic Reports: 102

(b) (i) Department: External Forensic Reports: 12 as provided by Service Providers

appointed by the Department

(a) (ii) Entity: Internal Forensic Reports: 0

(b) (ii) Entity: External Forensic Reports: 0

The abovementioned figures exclude forensic investigations referred to the Special Investigating Unit by the Department. Those are work-in-progress..

(aa), (bb), (cc) Please refer to Annexure A.

09 November 2016 - NW2133

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

With reference to Project DC23/KZ232/321, who is currently residing in the houses on the farms commonly referred to as the Charnaud Farms in the Emnambithi-Ladysmith Local Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal; (2) have any members of the (a) Sewpersad, (b) Armmarchand, (c) Roshen and/or (d) Nersha families benefitted in any way from the specified project; if so, what are the relevant details in each case with regard to benefits in (i) kind and/or (ii) cash; (3) what (a) has been the total cost of the specified project to his department and (b) is the detailed breakdown of the specified cost?

Reply:

(1) Currently there are two families of labour tenants that are occupying the farm houses namely, Mtshali and Mabaso families.

(2) (a), (b),(c) No, since the farm was returned to the state no members of the Sewpersad, Armmarchand, Roshen and/or Nersha families have benefited in any way.

(i),(ii) Falls away.

(3) (a) Total cost to the Department was R36 999 732.82

(b) Purchase price for land: R27 244 556.00

Total livestock cost: R6 136 400.00

Agricultural implements: R574 500.00

Developmental costs: R2 500 000.00

Conveyancing costs: R100 451.00

Assets Forfeiture Unit costs: R443 825.82

10 October 2016 - NW2103

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

What amount did (a) his department and (b) each entity reporting to him spend on advertising on the (i) Africa News Network 7 channel, (ii) SA Broadcasting Corporation (aa) television channels and (bb) radio stations, (iii) national commercial radio stations and (iv) community (aa) television and (bb) radio stations (aaa) in the 2015-16 financial year and (bbb) since 1 April 2016?

Reply:

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

 

2015-2016

 
     

(a) (i)

Africa News Network 7

R 0.00

(a) (ii)

SABC TV and Radio

R4 449 777.80

(a) (bb)

SABC Radio

R 2 998 792.80

(a)(aa)

SABC TV

R 1 450 985.00

(a)(iii)

Commercial Radio

R 1 593 609.00

(a)(iv)

Community Media

R1 929 478

(a)(iv) (bb)

Community Radio

R 1 290 000.00

(a)(iv) (aa)

Community TV

R 639 478.00

(a)(aaa)

Grand Total

R 7 972 864.80

     
 

April - August 2016

 

     

(a)(i)

Africa News Network 7

R 0.00

(a)(ii)

SABC TV and Radio

R1 303 173.90

(a)(ii) (bb)

SABC Radio

R 1 303 173.90

(a)(ii) (aa)

SABC TV

R 0.00

(a)(iii)

Commercial Radio

R 206 842.00

(a)(iv)

Community Media

R 440 520

(a)(iv) (bb)

Community Radio

R 440 520.00

(a)(iv) (aa)

Community TV

R 0.00

(a)​(bbb)

Grand Total

R 1 950 535.90

10 October 2016 - NW2068

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Whether each Head of Department (HOD) of his department signed a performance agreement since their appointment; if not, (a) what is the total number of HODs who have not signed performance agreements, (b) what is the reason in each case, (c) what action has he taken to rectify the situation and (d) what consequences will the specified HOD face for failing to sign the performance agreements; if so, (i) when was the last performance assessment of each HOD conducted and (ii) what were the results in each case; (2) whether any of the HODs who failed to sign a performance agreement received a performance bonus since their appointment; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) at what rate and (b) what criteria were used to determine the specified rate; (3) whether any of the HODs who signed a performance agreement received a performance bonus since their appointment; if so, (a) at what rate and (b) what criteria were used to determine the rate?

Reply:

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

  1. The Director-General is the Head of the Department and has signed a performance agreement, annually, since his appointment in the department. Therefore questions (1)(a),(1)(b),(1)(c) and (1)(d)(i)-(ii) are not applicable.
  2. Pursuant to the response to question 1 above, questions (2)(a) and (2b) are not applicable
  3. No. the Director-General did not receive a bonus since his appointment as the Director - General in the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. Therefore questions (3)( a) and (3)(b) are not applicable

10 October 2016 - NW2033

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

What formal qualifications does each of his department’s (a)(i) Chief Financial Officers and/or (ii) acting Chief Financial Officers and (b)(i) Directors-General and/or (ii) acting Directors-General possess?

Reply:

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

NAME

POSITION

QUALIFICATIONS

Mr. PM Shabane

Director-General: DRDLR

  • National Diploma in

Public Management and

Administration

  • Professional Certificate in

Public Management

Ms. R. Sadiki

Chief Financial Officer

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Hons. Bachelor of Accounting Science
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Applied Accounting Sciences
  • Certificate in the Theory of Accountancy

10 October 2016 - NW1982

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Robertson, Mr K to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

(a) Who funds the National Rural Youth Service Corps (NARYSEC) programme in each province and (b) what is the duration of the specified programme in each case; (2) whether a service provider has been appointed to lecture the NARYSEC students in Mpumalanga; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) who is the service provider at the (i) Mapulaneng and (ii) Ethlanzeni technical and vocational education training colleges in Mpumalanga and (b) what is the value of each tender awarded in this regard?

Reply:

1. (a) The National Rural Youth Service Corps (NARYSEC) is a programme within the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) and is funded through voted funds.

(b) Two years.

2. Yes.

(a) (i) Ehlanzeni TVET College.

(ii) Ehlanzeni TVET College.

(b) Please refer to the table below. Training of NARYSEC participants is not done through the procurement tender system. The DRDLR entered into a course specific contract for each skills programme with the Ehlanzeni TVET College. The value of each skills training is as follows:

 

PROGRAMME

START

END DATE

NUMBER

TRAINING COSTS

1

NC: Engineering Fabrication NQFL2

09/10/2015

31/10/2016

13

R279 500.00

2

NC: Animal Production NQFL 4

01/07/2015

30/06/2016

19

R435 100.00

3

NC: Plant Production NQFL4

01/07/2016

30/06/2016

27

R618 300.00

4

NC: Professional Cookery NQFL4

01/07/2016

30/06/2016

14

R375 200.00

5

NC: Community Water and Sanitation NQFL4

15/01/2015

31/01/2017

26

R780 000.00

6

NC: Auto Motive Repair NQFL2

15/01/2016

31/01/2017

24

R432 000.00

7

NC: End-User Repair NQLF3

15/01/2016

31/01/2017

24

R 540 000.00

8

NC: Electrical Engineering NQFL2

15/01/2016

31/01/2017

24

R 480 000.00

Note: The amounts reflected above are for tuition costs only based on SETA rates. Participants arrange their own accommodation and are paid a separate allowance to cover expenses related to accommodation, meals and transport.

12 September 2016 - NW1688

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Whether any progress has been made to date regarding the land tenure issue in Thornham in the Tsitsikamma National Park in the Eastern Cape; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the progress made?

Reply:

The matter is still under investigation, response will be made available once it is finalised.

09 September 2016 - NW1727

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Robertson, Mr K to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

How (a) was the land evaluated in the Kruger National Park land claim deal and (b) did his department arrive at the amount of R84 million that was paid to beneficiaries?

Reply:

(a) The Restitution Act requires that a determination be made on whether an amount, if any, or any other consideration received in respect of dispossession is just and equitably calculated in the manner determined in section 25 (3) of the Constitution. In order to do so, a valuation of the actual right in land that the Claimant was dispossessed of, calculated at the time of dispossession is to be conducted, i.e. a historical valuation.

(b) Spectrum Valuation Services was appointed by the Commission to conduct valuations. It was required to determine the market value of the right in land that the Claimant was dispossessed of, as at the time of dispossession.

Once the market value had been determined, Spectrum Valuation applied the factors listed in s 25(3) of the Constitution, as may be applicable, as at the date of dispossession, which will lead to an upward or downward adjustment. The end result was just and equitable compensation for the right in land, the Claimant was dispossessed of, that should have been paid at the time of dispossession.

Since there were improvements belonging to the Claimants, at the time of dispossession, and the value of those improvements could not be determined as part of determining market value, an amount equal to the Housing Subsidy was paid to the claimants as financial compensation.

The determination was done as depicted in the table below:

CLAIM NAME

HISTORICAL LAND VALUE

HOUSING SUBSIDY QUANTUM

TOTAL

Mahashi Community

R 9 095 348.88

R110, 947 x 191 households

R21 190 877.00

Mhlanganisweni Community

R29 899 344.44

R110, 947 x 116 households

R12 869 852.00

Ngirivani Mathebula Community

R37 237 055.55

R110, 947 x 136 households

R15 088 792.00

Madonsi/Nwadzekudzeku Community

R48574 382.53

R110,947.00 x 135 households

R14 977 845.00

Ndindani Community

R30 358 451.13

R110,947.00 x 52 households

R 5 769 244.00

Muyexe Community

R39 095 099.30

R110,947.00 x 128 households

R14 201 216.00

Total

R194 259 681.83

758 households

R84 097 826.00

09 September 2016 - NW1728

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Robertson, Mr K to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Will he provide a complete beneficiary list of the land claim deals at (a) Giba, (b) Mala Mala and (c) the Kruger National Park including the (i) Mathebula Ngirivhane, (ii) Mhlanganisweni, (iii) Mahashi, (iv) Madonsi or Nwazekuzeku, (v) Ndindani and (vi) Muyexe communities?

Reply:

Lists of households as beneficiaries are attached as Annexures as follows:

(a) Annexure A: A total of 408 households

(b) Annexure B: A total of 960 households

(c) (i) Annexure C: A total of 136 households

(ii) Annexure D: A total of 116 households

(iii) Annexure E: A total of 191 households

(iv) Annexure F: A total of 135 households

(v) Annexure G: A total of 52 households

(vi) Annexure H: A total of 128 households

09 September 2016 - NW1726

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Robertson, Mr K to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

With regard to the beneficiary evaluation processes of land claimants, what (a) model or criteria is used and (b) processes are followed to determine the beneficiaries; (2) who were the service providers tasked with verifying the beneficiaries of both Mala Mala and Kruger National Park claims, valued at R84 million; (3) is the R4 million paid out to claimants a final amount or will more payments be made to the various communities?

Reply:

(a) The beneficiary is a person, an estate, a direct descendant or a community that was dispossessed of a right in land, after 19 June 1913, as a result of past racially discriminatory laws or practices, who had lodged a claim within the timeframes provided for in the Restitution of Land Rights Act, 1994, and who was not paid compensation that is just and equitable at the time of dispossession. Where a claim is for a community, the beneficiary is a member of that community that was dispossessed together with other community members or their direct descendants.

(b) Through household verification. This process entails a determination of the members of the claimant community, i.e. households that were dispossessed of a right in land as a result of past racially discriminatory laws or practices. The Commission conducts meetings with the claimant households and collect information of dispossession through verification forms, and drawing of family trees to depict direct descendants in terms of family genealogy. The verified households would then become beneficiaries of the claim.

2. No service providers were appointed to carry out the task of verifying the beneficiaries. This task was completed by the officials of the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights.

3. The monies paid out to claimants as financial compensation in full and final settlement is as follows:

  (a) Financial compensation: R 84 097 826.00, which is currently being paid to beneficiaries; and

  (b) Development of sustainable projects: R194 259 681.83, which will be paid once community approved business plans have been finalised.

17 June 2016 - NW1584

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Whether all land claims lodged in Limpopo during the first round have been settled to date; if not, (a) how many are (i) under dispute in the Land Claims Court (LCC), (ii) under arbitration and/or mediation and (iii) awaiting a (aa) hearing and/or (bb) judgement in the LCC, (b) what are the timeframes in each specified case and (c) how many of the specified land claims are still outstanding; (2) (a) how many sale agreements have been concluded to date, (b) on which dates were the specified agreements concluded, (c) how many of the specified agreements are awaiting payment and (d) what is the total amount of payments made for agreements that were concluded to date?

Reply:

1. (a) No, 1537 land claims lodged not later than 31 December 1998 are outstanding;

      (i) 35

      (ii) None

      (iii) (aa) 5

           (bb) 1

(b) Timeframes are determined by the Courts.

(c) 5

2. (a) 774

(b) The sale agreements were entered into on different dates. To determine the exact date of the signing of the sale agreement will deviate the Commission from its core mandate of settlement of claims.

(c) In all land acquisition agreements, a deposit of the purchase price is paid within 30 days of signature. The balance thereof is paid within 10 days after registration of transfer. 3 agreements currently awaiting payment of the balance pending registration of transfer.

(d) R3 885 127 082.16

17 June 2016 - NW1365

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Filtane, Mr ML to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Whether, with regard to the allocation of the Malangskraal farm in Bedford in the Nxuba Municipality in the Eastern Cape to the deserving beneficiaries, he is aware of the challenges regarding some members of the National Rural Youth Service Corps programme that are allegedly affecting the conclusion of the specified allocation processes; if so, what (a) steps have been taken to resolve the challenges, (b) progress has been made thus far and (c) time frame has been attached to the specified steps; (2) whether he will lodge an investigation into the allocation process of the Malangskraal farm to the deserving beneficiaries in order to confirm the authenticity of the alleged challenges and find a solution thereto; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. Yes.

(a),(b),(c) The Department visited the Bedford area to assess the situation and it was resolved that the Office of the Surveyor General would visit the farm with the allocated beneficiaries to identify the allocated portions. The surveyor visited the farm on the 8-10 June 2016.

2. No. The allocation to NARYSEC beneficiaries was processed through the relevant approval committees and they were confirmed as deserving beneficiaries based on their training in agricultural activities amongst other things.

 

10 June 2016 - NW1406

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Whether (a) his department and (b) all entities reporting to him are running development programmes for (i) small businesses and (ii) co-operatives; if not, why not; if so, in each case, (aa) what are the relevant details, (bb) what amount has been budgeted and (cc) how many jobs will be created through the specified development programmes in the 2016-17 financial year?

Reply:

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

(a)(i),(ii) Yes.

(b) Not applicable.

(aa) Enterprises (small businesses and cooperatives) are supported with training and capacity building programmes for leadership, governance and business management. Agricultural enterprises and non agricultural enterprises are supported in terms of business plans developed. Support is provided for various activities business planning, feasibility studies, agro-processing, production, market access, arts and crafts, textile industry support, brick making and other financial and non financial assistance.

(bb) R390 million has been budgeted.

(cc) It is envisaged that 2540 jobs will be created.

Ingonyama Trust Board

(b)(i) No.

(b)(ii) Yes

(aa) To provide support to beneficiary communities to improve food security by crop production – under the Rural Development programme of the Trust.

(bb) R 9m for 2016/2017.

(cc) Community members are utilised on an adhoc basis for the construction of certain infrastructure and operations of the projects.

10 June 2016 - NW1558

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

(a) What amount did (i) his department and (ii) each entity reporting to him spend on advertising in the 2015-16 financial year and (b) how much has (i) his department and (ii) each entity reporting to him budgeted for advertising in the 2016-17 financial year?

Reply:

(a)(i),(ii),(b)(i)(ii) Please refer to the table below.

No

(i) Department

(ii) Entities

   

Commission

Ingonyama Trust Board

(a) Spent 2015/2016

R22 253 497.98

19 808 488.45

382 921.00

(b) Budgeted 2016/2017

R17m

4 649 000.00

361 874.00

03 June 2016 - NW1523

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Bhanga, Mr BM to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Whether his department was approached by any political party for any form of funding (a) in the (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2016; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (2) whether his department provided any form of funding to any political party (a) in the (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2016; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

1. (a)(i),(ii),(iii) No.

(b) No.

2. (a)(i),(ii),(iii) No.

(b) No.

17 May 2016 - NW1341

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

(a) How many applications for title deeds have been received for Lakeside in Orange Farm, Johannesburg, since 1 January 1996, (b) how many of the specified title deeds have been issued to date, (c) how many outstanding title deeds still need to be issued and (d) when will the outstanding title deeds be issued?

Reply:

a) The township Lakeside comprises of various extensions which are registered in the name of Merbuild Proprietary Limited and the Gauteng Provincial Government. The Gauteng Provincial Government is registered owner of only Lakeside Extension 4 Township. The total number of erven/stands in the township is 10977 of which 10363 have, since 1 January 1996, been transferred by the township owners to various parties.

b) The number of erven that have been transferred by the township owners, and held by means of separate title deeds, to date is 10363.

c) The number of erven still held by the township owners under various township title deeds is 614.

d) The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform is not in a position to know when the township owners will transfer the remaining erven, as it is the prerogative of the township owners to transfer erven still held under various township title deeds.

28 April 2016 - NW960

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Whether his department (a) has provided or (b) has plans to provide any support to the canola oil production project in Alexandria in the Eastern Cape; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

No, the Department of Rural Development is not involved in the Canola oil production project in Alexandria in the Eastern Cape.

(a) and (b) falls away.

22 April 2016 - NW887

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

Has he earned any additional income from businesses, in particular businesses doing work for the Government, since his appointment as Minister; if so, (a) when, (b) how much did he earn, (c) from which businesses and (d) for what work; (2) whether his (a) spouse, (b) children and (c) close family earned income from businesses, in particular businesses doing work for the Government, through his appointment as Minister; if so, in respect of each case, (i) when, (ii) how much did each earn, (iii) from which businesses and (iv) for what work? NW1013E

Reply:

(1) No.

(a);(b);(c) and (d) Falls away.

(2) (a),(b) and (c) No.

(i),(ii),(iii) and (iv) Falls away.

22 April 2016 - NW881

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Filtane, Mr ML to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Whether, with reference to the alleged irregularities and/or corruption at the Nirwanda Farm, which have a potential to undermine the effective realisation of the land reform objectives consistent with section 25(5) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 and the relevant legislations, he is aware of the challenges contained in the document authored on behalf of a certain co-operative (name and details furnished); if not, why not; if so, (a) what steps have been taken to resolve the challenges; (b) what are the timeframes attached to the specified steps; (2) whether he will institute an investigation into the allegations contained in the specified document to resolve the matter; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) Yes.

(a) A forensic investigation is currently being conducted.

(b) The process is expected to be completed by 30 June 2016.

(2) Falls away.

22 April 2016 - NW1092

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Whether any arrests have been made of persons who illegally transferred large tracts of land to unknown persons prior to 1994, if not, why not; if so, what is the total number of arrests that have been made?

Reply:

No arrests have been effected in respect of persons who illegally transferred large tracts of land to unknown persons prior to 1994 as there are no recorded instances of such allegations and/or investigations.

22 April 2016 - NW945

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Steenkamp, Ms J to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Has (a) he and/or (b) his Deputy Ministers ever (i) met with any (aa) member, (bb) employee and/or (cc) close associate of the Gupta family and/or (ii) attended any meeting with the specified persons (aa) at the Gupta’s Saxonwold Estate in Johannesburg or (bb) anywhere else since taking office; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each specified case, (aaa) what are the names of the persons who were present at each meeting, (bbb)(aaaa) when and (bbbb) where did each such meeting take place and (ccc) what was the purpose of each specified meeting?

Reply:

(a) and (b) (i) (aa),(bb) and (cc) and/or (ii) (aa) or (bb)-No.

(aaa),(bbb)(aaaa) and (bbbb) and (ccc)-Falls away.

22 April 2016 - NW922

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Shaik Emam, Mr AM to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Whether, in view of land that is currently being sold despite the prescribed land restitution process and transgressions thereof, he intends to put further measures in place regarding the sale of the Caledon Botanical Garden which is land to which the Khoi community have laid claims to, as they believe that the land rightfully belongs to them and was taken away by the apartheid regime; if not, why not; if so, what further measures?

Reply:

No claim was received from Khoi community on Caledon Botanical Garden.

 

01 April 2016 - NW799

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

(1)Whether the Bringwater farm in Wakkerstroom in the Pixley ka Seme Local Municipality in Mpumalanga is currently under any land restitution claims; if so, what is the status of such claims; (2) is the owner of the specified farm allowed to evict the people who have lodged the claims for the land until the claims are finalised; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, how will his department be able to locate the specified claimants once the claim is finalised; (3) whether he has found that his department’s issuing of letters of acknowledgement to both (a) owner and (b) claimant when receiving land restitution claims has proven effective; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (4) whether any mediation processes have been put in place to allow peaceful proceedings while his department is investigating the claim to ensure that no one is disadvantaged throughout the process; if not, (a) why not and (b) what must one do if there are no mediation processes; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

 

  1. As at 27 March 2016 there are no claims lodged against the above property.
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