Land & Housing Rights
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This document looks at the implications of the Grootboom case in relation to women's housing rights.
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The Gender Framework firstly outlines the nature and extent of gender issues and concerns in the housing environment in South Africa. Secondly, it provides a framework for the Western Cape Department of Housing to implement strategies to deal with gender issues and concerns.
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: