Date of Meeting: 16 April 2015
Chairperson: Ms P Ngwenya-Mabila (ANC)
The Chief Land Claims Commissioner from the Commission of Restitution of Land Rights presented the strategic plan for 2015-2020 as well as the Annual Performance Plan 2015/2016 to the Committee. She emphasised that there was still a need for the Commission to be clearly delineated in function and fact from the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) particularly since the Commission reported directly to the Minister. It was later noted that it was already part way on the process, with the electronic record shift being completed, and part of the restitution function, but that it was still administratively dependent on that Department. The issue of inadequate communication and awareness-raising on the part of the Commission was acknowledged, and there were efforts already directed to resolving that, including the unveiling for use, in the current year, of mobile lodgment offices.
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