Date of Meeting: 12 August 2015
Chairperson: Ms P Ngwenya-Mabila (ANC)
The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DLDLR) provided a progress report on its interventions to address the challenges arising from the actions of the Rama Communal Property Association (CPA). The CPA had initiated some income generating activities on its land, which included a quarry business, and had started a museum and an entertainment centre that featured a cinema. In partnership with the Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality and private investors the CPA was in the process of developing houses on its land. The Rural Land Claims Commissioner (RLCC) had tried unsuccessfully to intervene, but due to the failure of mediation, the RLCC had instituted proceedings to place the CPA under administration.The application had been unsuccessful on the grounds of locus standi, and it was noted that new proceedings by the Department aiming at placing the CPA under administration had been instituted in the Northern Gauteng high court. A rule nisi order had been granted, requiring the CPA to hand its books over to the Department.
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