Claiming Land Restitution
The South African Constitution gave people and communities who had been dispossessed of land after 19 June 1913 as a result of racially discriminatory laws or practices the right to restitution of that property or to fair compensation.
People who had been dispossessed of their land had until December 1998 to lodge a claim for the restoration with a Land Claims Commission.
It is estimated that a total of 67 531 claims was lodged before the deadline.
The restitution process is managed by the Land Claims Commissioner and is as follows:
The Land Claims Court hears disputes arising from those the Restitution of Land Rights Act 22 of 1994 , the Land Reform (Labour Tenants) Act 3 of 1996 and the Extension of Security of Tenure Act 62 of 1997.
For more information, contact the regional Land Claims Commissioner for the Western Cape:
Dr Wayne Alexander
You can also contact the Land Claims Court:
Physical Address: Trust Bank Centre, Randburg Mall, Corner of Hill Street and Kent Avenue, Randburg, 2194
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- Land Redistribution for Agricultural Development Information Booklet (Public Information)
- Land Redistribution for Agricultural Development (LRAD) (Strategic Plan or Business Plan)