Date of Meeting: 04 November 2015
Chairperson: Ms P Ngwenya-Mabila (ANC)
The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) presented the Annual Report 2014/15 for the Communal Property Associations (CPAs). To date, 1 428 CPAs were registered, with 48 being registered in the last financial year. Challenges faced by CPAs included ongoing conflicts amongst CPA members which centred on governance issues, and the fact that some CPAs were insolvent and needed an injection of funds to put them on a sound footing. 29 CPAs were untraceable, 20 CPAs had lost (through sale or loss by attachment) 10 668 hectares of land, and nine CPAs were under administration. Compliant CPAs were those that updated the membership list, had a valid constitution, held regular AGMs and elections, and submitted annual reports to the Director General. 147 CPAs, involving 411 195 hectares of land, were referred to the Land Rights Management Facility (LRMF) for regularisation. 40 had been regularised to date, including 12 in 2014/15. 65 cases were pending, and 42 were unable to be regularised and were sent back to the Department. R6 158 556 was disbursed by LRMF for CPAs Panel funds in this financial year.
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